I am currently building a DIY laser engraving unit with a 30W(input obviously) diode laser.
I have everything planned and most of the parts sourced, as I want to build it myself to learn about CNC machines instead of buying a kit. I have also designed it in a way, so it can be upgraded to a co2 laser in the future after I get some experience with the process.
The only thing that has me totally lost is choosing a controll board. So I would like to ask for suggestions.
It should work good with lightburn,
Should not break the bank (I am thinking about 40€ or less, 50 is also manageable if it is a substantially better option)
I heard that 32 bit is superior to the “old” 8 bit systems, but I am a bit confused why and how that is.
It should already include the possibility to control and power the NEMA 17 motors (1x and 2y axis) I plan on using.
I hope this fits in the “hardware” section of the forum.
Any and all suggestions would be appreciated.