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I recently got ahold of one of these NEJE DK-8-KZ 1000mW Laser engravers and have been spending the weekend playing with it.

I haven’t got it to cut paper yet (haven’t got any spare paper) but have been engraving thin plywood.

While the working area is 36x36mm a resolution of 512x512mm it is still a lot of space to work on.

Being that it also runs on 5v means that once an image is uploaded to it, the laptop can be unplugged and the engraver run from a duel output phone charger (I have it running on an Anker)

the only slight issue a lot of people are getting is that it requires an un-signed driver and both Windows and OSX have trouble with it. This is down to the fact that it uses a CH340 USB to serial interface, which are becoming more common with Chinese “Knock-off” electronics.

Signed drivers do exist and a search of the internet will show them and they work well on OSX 10.11.06 (El Capitain). I haven’t upgraded to sierra yet even though it’s been out for ages so can’t say if it works on that.

While the software is a little simple, it means that a child of 12 years old can understand it. (yes I have tested a 12-year-old child with it!)

I have tested it with text and have been able to produce clear text readable at 2-3mm high.

This isn’t a full review and it needs a few mods to make it safe (the included glasses work but are rubbish) to make it safer for people who would like to watch it.

Well that is all I have for now as I have a few items to review and a few recycled tools to design for others to try and build.

So long for now.


Gundam AGE device.

Note 1 – As Far as I know, I am the only one in the Uk to own one. If there is anyone else who does please contact me!
Note 2 – As I’m learning how to read Japanese I’m adding in the Kanji were I can.
Note 3 – This is very Wip and hopefully can be updated with corrections.

The latest Gundam franchise is Gundam AGE and its based around the device above, the AGE device.
In the series its the start up key for the Gundam and also holds the plans for the Gundam AGE Device @ Gundam Wiki. in real life it contains Different sound effects from the tv series and 7 Games, it also connects to a Gageing Haro or battle console.

Whats in the box?
What we find in the box is
Instructions – 1 とりあつかいせつぬいしよほれしよ
AGE Device – 1, Powered by 3 X LR44 button batteries (included with)
Master Pass – 1, Used to log on to the Gage-ing web site.

When started up after the initial config you will you will shown the “A” logo followed by the time screen or the points screen.

Pressing the right button will allow you to change modes モード .
The modes are :
Game – ゲーム
Battle – バトル
Special Sounds – (SP Sound) スペシャルサウンド
Level – レベル
Settings – セッティング

Press the right button to move through the modes and middle button to select or the left button to go back up through the modes.

Game Mode – ゲームモード

The Game mode has 7 different games, all are frustrating if your over 10 years old but all are addictive.

Game (1) – Koroniiomamore コロニーを守れ (Defend the colony)
Game (2) – Hatsushinseyo,Gasodamu 発進せよ,ガソダム (starting case, Gundam)
Game (3) – Mozerusuutsu – Fuyakutorii モゼルスーツ.フヤクトリー (Suit Model Factory)
Game (4) – UE Kekitaisakusen 撃退作戦 (UE Repel Strategy)
Game (5) – Tsuyuuteisoku – Tsumiyureetaa
Game (6) – 才能 のめざめ – Awakening of Talent.
Game (7) – UE poso – tsuyatsufuru ウエポン.ツアシフル (Weapon. Tsuatsufuru)

Game (1) – コロニーを守れ (Defend the colony)

This is a timed game, you get fore lives at the top of the screen, using the left and right buttons, move the line at the bottom off the screen to stop the Bullets.

Game (2) – 発進せよ,ガソダム (starting case, Gundam)

This is (for want of a better description) a tower build game. At the beginning of the game your set a time limit, you have to press the middle button rapidly to build the 4 towers, if you complete the screen you will be given another time limit. If you complete all 4 rounds you will be issued EXP points.

Game (3) – Mozerusuutsu – Fuyakutorii モゼルスーツ.フヤクトリー (Suit Model Factory)

Again this is a timed game, the object is to collect crates to earn score points, I assume that at the end the EXP points will be worked out by how many score points to earn.

Game (4) UE Kekitaisakusen 撃作作戦 (UE Hammering operation.)

The UE are flying across the top of the screen while you fly across the bottom. Use left and right buttons to move and middle button to fire.

Game (5)

This is a timed game and you fly around finding and destroying UE’s in the area.
Use left and right to fly around, when a UE appears a star shape appears and press the middle button to shot it. If your successful it will explode and you get a score point. They time you get to shot the UE decreases as the game progresses.

Game (6) – 才能 のめざめ (Awakening of Talent)

Game 6 is a sequence memory game. A sequence of patterns will flash up and using all three buttons you have to match the sequence. For each correct pattern in a sequence you gain a score point and the game ends when you get one sequence wrong. If you get the patterns right but don’t finish the round, you get one EXP point, If you complete the round you gain 2 EXP points.

Game (7)

4 box’s appear on screen and one will have an object in it, Each game the box’s will shuffle and you will need to follow and find the full crate. An EXP point is earned for each correct crate. This game last only 1 round.

よびだし&スペツヤルゲーム (Emergency game mode)
At certain times of the day the AGE device will set off an alarm, if you press the buttons it will trigger one of the seven games.I’m not sure if the selection is random but it all ways seams to be the last game I played.

Battle – バトル

If you have a Gage-ing Haro ゲイジング ハロ or access to one of the arcade machines, use this mode to allow the AGE device to communicate.

(JPN) – Bandai Gage-ing Website