Does anyone know about any hacks/fixes that would ensure that the laser diode (in my case a 2.5W), doesn’t fire unexpectedly when power is turned on the controller?
I just finished building my unit (from Banggood), The machine works fine with the stock software. I’ve done some “fake” engraving with the laser off, because I’ve seen at least one video on YouTube that spoke of the laser diode burning a hole in their desk the second he turned power on!!
Also, are the glasses supplied with the Eleksmaker kit any safe? How do I find out, short of turning the laser on and possibly exposing my eyes to any stray reflections?
I intend to build an enclosure with a clear window (should I use acrylic?) to prevent stray reflections from coming out. I might also add limit switches.
Would LightBurn do a better job of preventing this unintended laser misfire? Or is that a hardware issue with the Mana SE board?
Thanks for any input, insight, links to useful websites, etc.