Hello Everyone. Is it possible to force Laser Mode always on?
I have a cheap Chinese Laser.
I know that I can set $32=1 in the console.
I set a macro to make it happen more easily.
But I seem to need to set it after every cut. Also I just had an instance where set it 3 times. The logs even show it with the ‘ok’ but when the cut actually started it was apparently off. (I stopped the cut and rechecked with $$)
Can this be done automatically or forced in the device firmware? Thanks
Recently got a Vigotec VG-L7 engraving machine. Thought to check connection before downloading their software/firmware and it appeared to have generic Grbl 1.1f on the laser controller board… which I was ecstatic about (didn’t want their proprietary stuff). Anyway, after using it for a while noticed the same thing… after every connection reset, the $32=1 setting I wanted was set back to 0. Finally decided to try reflashing with Grbl 1.1h that I use on all my other machines and was successful. Now my settings are retained between jobs/resets. It’s now a nice generic little Grbl machine.
The settings are stored in flash memory on the controller, and flash memory has a limited number of times it can be written to (about 10,000). If we were to set it constantly, at the beginning of every job, it wouldn’t take too long before we’d break the controller for good. Some companies ship their controllers with the firmware modified to enforce certain settings that they want for their stock software.
hi David, I’m not very experienced. i have recently discovered lightburn software and wish i could use them with my new vigotec vgl7 laser. unfortunately he can’t find it for me. what do I have to do for it to work. hope you can help me, mother software sucks. thank you so much. a smile, Roberto