April 14, 2023, 6:25pm
Hoping I can get some help with 10w Creality laser on my Ender 3 SI Pro.
I am able to successful connect the device through my Macbook Pro (USB C to the Falcon control box) and even utilize the laser to engrave.
However, I am having issues with the home and positioning of the laser.
When I set up the device I used the GRBL device and set the bed to 220x220 and a home position of FRONT LEFT.
However, homing the laser pushes it all the way back to the rear right, beyond the limit of the printer, creating a horrible raking noise as the motor attempts to push the laser further to the back right.
Additionally, the X/Y axis position does not seem to be accurate to the image of the bed in Lightburn. For example, positioning the content to be engraved is not accurately depicted on the bed within Lightburn as it really appears on the engraving material.
April 14, 2023, 7:20pm
When using this setup, the printer “home” moves to the rear right, not the front left.
April 14, 2023, 7:32pm
Where does this system home when you first turn it on?
April 14, 2023, 7:43pm
Thanks for the help, Rick. The printer does not “home” when powered up at all.
This is turn if I power up the printer first then then the connected Falcon 3 box or when I start the Falcon 3 box then the printer.
April 14, 2023, 7:45pm
However, the limiter switches would engage when the printer / laser head is in the front left position.
April 14, 2023, 7:52pm
Just so I understand, you are saying the system does not home on startup, and the limit switches are located in the front-left, correct?
April 14, 2023, 7:59pm
Yes. That’s exactly right. Does not home at all upon start up and the limit switches are in the front-left.
EDIT: Limit switches cause the head to stop moving when the head is fully forward on the plate and fully left on the plate.
April 14, 2023, 8:03pm
Where does the system go when you issue a $H - Run homing cycle?
April 14, 2023, 8:06pm
$H causes the printer head to move to the far right, also causing the grinding sound.
April 14, 2023, 8:08pm
Additionally, when I use the “move” function arrows the X axis is backwards. Pressing left moves the printer head right and vise versa.
April 14, 2023, 9:58pm
A bit of progress… it seems that you must manually move the laser to the position you want to be 0 and then power on the printer. It will not do this automatically upon boot.
April 14, 2023, 10:50pm
Did a little digging using search and found this, covering this subject. Please review and let us know how you progress.
Hey all, recently obtained the 5W Creality laser for the Ender 3v2. This laser came with a Falcon module, which connects to the laser itself, and X and Y motors and limit switches.
I followed Creality’s setup process with lightburn, was about to get the laser to connect appropriately, however, it attempts to home in the opposite directs of the limit switches. I’ve go through the laser set up and change from Front Left for homing (suggested by Creality), to Back Right (opposite on both axis in m…
April 15, 2023, 12:41pm
That helped! At least the X-Axis moves in the right direction now.
It still doesn’t “home” correctly or obey the limiters but I can manually move the laser to the origin location I want to use.
I think there is a firmware issue.
April 15, 2023, 10:47pm
In what way is it not homing correctly?
obey the limiters
Under what circumstances? Does this include at homing?
April 17, 2023, 3:16pm
Which dot do you have selected for the Origin radio button under ‘Edit > Device Settings’?
I expect this dot (above) is what you need, given your limit switch location - though that thread that
@Rick linked does dive into some firmware adjustments.
May 17, 2023, 3:17pm
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