Hi - new engraver here, and currently using a trial version off Lightburn, with my new Comgrow Z1 10w.
I have connected and printed using GRBL software, but dont like that, and looking at youtube videos, the recommended software is lightburn.
Howvere, I cant get Lightburn to talk to my Z1. I have installed (after uninstalled) the driver CH340, rebooted, turned off Z1, and restarted all. But the Z1 will not pick up in the find device. I know its there, GRBL can see it.
If i add in manually (under GRBL) then the Laser says ready, but under console ‘Waiting for connection’.
Have read thread changing the $33, b ut in settings, there is nothing shown, just a comment ‘Communication with controller failed’.
Any suggestions? Have been trying now for a few weeks, and my trial comes to and end soon, when I will have to make a decision to buy or ditch. I so want to buy, as it looks so much better
That’s great that it now connects. Odd… but let’s take it as a win.
As far as it not marking the material I suspect your speed is just way too high. There are really only 3 factors in a burn: focus, speed, and power. Assuming your focus is good and your power is already at 100% then reduce speed.
On a different note, you may want to read this post about power levels and diode degradation.