I just received my C3D board to replace my M2Nano (super excited!!!). I initially had the device as a grbl. After reading the guide, I switched to Smoothie. It finally gave me a ‘Ready’ status.
I tried to ‘Home’ the head and this popped up. It keeps showing that it’s ‘Busy’ at 100%.
Just FYI: the C3D LaserBoard ships with Smoothie firmware. To run GRBL the firmware must be written to the SD card on the LaserBoard in addition to selecting that device type in Lightburn. You can check out the C3D forum for more on that but you probably want to troubleshoot any issues in smoothie and get everything right before adding another variable to the equation.
I saw that but gathered that it if running anything below Windows 10. It stated that an SD card would be provided with the firmware. I didn’t have an SD card shipped with my board. I’m guessing because I told them I have Windows 10.
You do need it. There is no on board storage for the firmware. If you have an SD card handy you can flash it easily. You can find the needed files HERE. Extract the .zip file on your computer and write the firmware.bin and the config.txt files to the root of the SD card then insert the SD card (powered off of course) into the LaserBoards SD card slot. Power up and you should be ready to proceed. (This is more of a C3D diagnostic thread but this should rectify your issue so we can probably stay here as long as this solution works )
Look at the screenshot above. It states that if I any Windows OTHER than 10, then I’d need the firmware. There’s another place where I saw the same thing.
But I have it etching right now thanks to all of you. And I am ENJOYING Lightburn immensely!!