How to change the speed


I’ve got an Eleksmaker A3 and it doesn’t matter what settings I choose in device settings, it always moves at the same speed. This means that a) I can only control by power and b) everything is very slow!

Any help?

Typically the machine ships with an older version of grbl so go with the GRBL-M3 (1.1e or earlier) device in LightBurn. Ideally, you would upgrade to GRBL 1.1f and then use just the GRBL device. There is a separate group for these types of machines on Facebook and quite a few people there use LightBurn, so they might be able to advise you more.

Once running grbl 1.1f or later, check your setting for $30 and $32 in the console by typing $$ and pressing enter.

$32 should be 1 (enable laser mode)

$30 should be 1000

The $30 value can be set either in your firmware to match LightBurn, or in the LightBurn device settings (S Max) to match your GRBL setting.

Here is another great resource for your setup.

As another member previously posted, “Scroll down to the bottom ‘operating instructions’ and follow that. Once you have it working in elekscam, it should work in lightburn. Follow the instructions to the letter and that will get you up and running…”

Ahhh. I hadn’t realised I wasn’t on the latest version. I’ll try that first thanks!

I replied to your comment about this in another thread:

OK, finally got all the bits required and some time. Using Xloader, and trying to flash with 1.1f or 1.1g but every time I try, Xloader freezes out and nothing happens on the Eleksmaker. Any ideas?

Did you let it sit for any amount of time? I think I recall reading that you had to let it do it’s thing, and it could take a while.

Yeah, read about how it can take a while, so left it for over an hour with still no change.

The Eleksmaker Mana SE is running GRBL 0.9 on it’s very cheap Nano clone.
You will not be able to update to 1.1f because this nano will run out of memory.
Give Arduino IDE a try and you will read it in the log.

Buy another Nano from brand like Greekcreit for 1,50€ (about $1,1) (unsoldered).
It comes with Mini-USB like the original Arduino. So you will need another cable.

Curses! I’d have no idea what to do with the electronics with a new nano, no matter how cheap they might be.

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