Hello! I’m new to lasering, and am also having issues with the laser not firing. I’ve read through a couple of similar posts on here, but it doesn’t seem like they were resolved.
I’m using a recently built MPCNC with a LA03-3500 3.5W blue laser from Banggood.
Controller is RAMPs 1.4 running Marlin 2.0 (downloaded from the V1 Engineering website).
I modified the FW to remap pin 9 (12v) to pin 44 (5v) to control the laser via TTL. I also changed the polarity on the TTL cable as they seem to have shipped backwards. I can control the laser just fine via the fan speed setting on the LCD, and it also works from a gcode file saved to the SD card.
I can move the laser fine, but i get
echo:Unknown command: "G21 G54 in the console window whenever i move it. I also get an “unknown command” response when sending “$$”
Any ideas what else I can try? I’m really anxious to get this working!
Console output from when LightBurn first connects:
Port opened, waiting for response.
echo: Last Updated: 2018-01-20 | Author: (V1 Engineering, Ryan, 302)
echo:Compiled: Jun 26 2019
echo: Free Memory: 3688 PlannerBufferBytes: 1456
echo:Hardcoded Default Settings Loaded
echo: G21 ; Units in mm (mm)
echo: M149 C ; Units in Celsius
echo:Filament settings: Disabled
echo: M200 D3.00
echo: M200 D0
echo:Steps per unit:
echo: M92 X200.00 Y200.00 Z800.00 E200.00
echo:Maximum feedrates (units/s):
echo: M203 X120.00 Y120.00 Z30.00 E25.00
echo:Maximum Acceleration (units/s2):
echo: M201 X400.00 Y400.00 Z200.00 E2000.00
echo:Acceleration (units/s2): P<print_accel> R<retract_accel> T<travel_accel>
echo: M204 P400.00 R3000.00 T400.00
echo:Advanced: B<min_segment_time_us> S<min_feedrate> T<min_travel_feedrate> J<junc_dev>
echo: M205 B20000.00 S0.00 T0.00 J0.00
echo: M206 X0.00 Y0.00 Z0.00
echo:Material heatup parameters:
echo: M145 S0 H196 B92 F0
echo: M145 S1 H240 B110 F0
echo: M301 P17.98 I0.98 D83.62
echo:SD card ok