I am a complete and total noob to the laser world, though about 15 years ago I was pretty well versed in CNC g-codes and CAM/Photoplotter. I’m also 70, so at this point tech is passing me by.
Just setting up an Ortur Laser Master 2 15w in a little 4x4 extention of my ManShed, just enough room for me to stand in front of a shelf with the laser and computer on it. I have a 18x18 ceramic floor tile under it and I made small brackets to hold the laser in place.
I’m ready to try it. The 'puter and LB see the laser, but like a couple other threads here, the grid file I just bought (to etch on the tile) is not sent to the laser. There’s a ‘fail’ popup. The machine turns on, parks at ‘home’ (bottom left), and shows a blue light and also red/violet lite on the control board. The controler is whatever Ortur ships with.
I hobby-build electric guitars and I bought this to cut small accessory parts that I hope to sell online. I also belong to a maker space that has a couple 60w Epilogs, but machine time can be hard to get sometimes, hence my purchase.
Please keep answers at about a 6th grade level, I’m dumb as a bag of hammers and for this old geezer, this is quite a brain stretch.
Thanks for the help…