Hello all! I am a complete newbie to the world of lasers, so be gentle, please. I purchased an Eleksmaker A3 frame with an Endurance Lasers 10W+ Diode. The board looks like a clone of the Mana SE, but not sure. It has an Arduino attached and I have flashed grbl 1.1f onto it (came with Benbox). I have heard awesome things about Lightburn, and wanted to give it a try, so I downloaded the trial. I also downloaded T2 and everything works with that, so I know I must have something wonky with Lightburn.
I installed and setup the trial. I set my laser to the GRBL (1.1f or later) with high freq PWM connecting via USB.
I am able to set up a burn on the software and run the program. It works and burns! However, if I try to move either of the axis via the buttons (just move it to left or right or forward or back a bit), it does not move. I can hear “something” kind of fire up, but nothing moves. Then, to get it to respond at all, again, I need to use the “laser” tab and reconnect to the machine. Then, I can run a program again.
The other odd thing is that the option to “fire the laser” or turn it on does not appear.
Any help would be appreciated. I downloaded the trial way too early, and time is running out!