To try and answer your questions, I have never got it to communicate with the lightburn until just now. The laser has always been in the back left corner since I assembled it.
I dont know what stepper motors or limit switches are.
Thank you for answering.
When I power it on, it starts vibrating like it may be trying to move. It vibrates about 15 seconds, stops, and then i get the error message.if
I moved the laser to the center and turned it on. It moved to the back left corner and started vibrating again like it is trying to go further it stops vibrating after about 15 seconds. There are 2 small black boxes with red buttons in the wiring but im not sure what they are.
I guess I have 2 stepper motors.
How can i paste a photo so you can see what im talking about?
Hi Jack, I figured out the small black boxes with the red buttons (see prior post) were limit switches.
When i turn the laser on it goes to the back left corner, hits the switches and comes back to front left corner👍.
I sent you a ScreenShot of my laptop. Now I,m getting an Alarm 2
Roger - Error 2 means the machine is being commanded to move outside of the area it can possibly move. Usually this is due to a misconfigured Origin point for your laser. If you go to ‘Edit > Device Settings’ what is selected here:
If it looks as it does in the image above, try selecting the circle directly above it (the top left circle) this will set your origin point to be where your laser goes to home (which should be the case)
The screenshot is a lightburn error message, it says: "ALARM: 2
G-code motion target exceeds machine travel. Machine position safely retained. Alarm may be unlocked. (Right click the ‘Devices’ button to reset the connection). On or near the line 2:
If you are in Lightburn, use the supplied interface Edit → Machine settings and it will read the information from the machine. I’d suggest
save the current (right or wrong) information from the Machine settings screen just in case you change something as a mistake. It’s more than easy to forget what you did change, let alone what it was value wise.
the gui gives you the names in your language so it’s much more difficult to change the wrong item.
write it back to the controller after a change.
Always backup, even bad data is better than no data.
Jack, I thought I’d tell you how much I appreciate you helping me get my engraver communicating with Lightburn.
It’s working, now I’m trying to figure out the Lightburn Program.