I emailed this also to Lightburn support;
Quick background. I recently got a K40 and am successfully running it with K40 Whisperer. It was seamless. Loaded Whisperer (already had Inkscape), plugged the K40 into my PC and Whisperer immediately started running the laser.
I want to also learn and use your Lightburn but for now don’t want to change the control board on my K40. So I think I’m gonna purchase a diode laser. I think I’ve settled for the moment on Eleksmaker. Perhaps the A3 Pro or even the EleksMill to save some space. I simple want to Learn Lightburn and at the same time experience a diode laser. And what I’m hoping for is as seamless an experience to simple plug the laser (of course assemble it first) into my PC, purchase and load your software and start running the laser.
I’ve read the laser compatibility info on your web page but instead of purchasing the laser first I thought I’d ask you a question or two. So here is the link to the EleksMill;
Says it’s an EleksMana control board. Under software support is say GRBL/Candle(CNC), Benbox/EleksCAM
(laser). Does this mean your software will talk to/control this machine simple by plugging into my PC and launching Lightburn?
I’m sure if I needed to “flash” this control board I could do that. I also am familiar with Prusa 3d printers and have managed to “flash” the printer with firmware updates. So I really really appreciate your assistance on this question. And if there is even a better more simple laser choice that is compatible out-of-the-box with your software I would appreciate your input.
Elk Grove, CA