To be honest I’m thoroughly confused with the entire Cohesion3D / Smoothieware / Lightburn ecosystem right now. I feel like I was sold a new controller that in theory was capable of a lot of things, cutting, engraving, web interface, remote control via ethernet etc. But what I’m slowly seeing is that basically none of these things are true.
Let me just get this straight:
Smoothieware (default on Cohesion3D mini) does not work well for engraving, so we’re being advised to use GRBL-LPC to get good engraving support. Ok, fine…
Lightburn looks like it offers Ethernet connection, and Cohesion3D(Smoothie) is listed as a device type that supports Ethernet. But it does not actually work, and since Smoothie isn’t recommended anyway that’s not a good route. So Cohesion3D(GRBL) is the only option that realistically I can use with the mini, but there’s no ethernet interface for that since GRBL-LPC has no web interface.
So basically there’s no way to control my laser cutter from the PC at the other side of the garage.
Is there a controller that is supported and reliably works over ethernet with raster engraving? Or am I just going to have to go and get a new pc, monitor and keyboard to run my laser cutter?