I am a new user of LIghtburn. I am running it on a Mac connected to a Chinese blue/grey 50W machine with a Ruida 644XG controller (as found by Lightburn).
I have previously been able to burn some simple lines created in Lightburn in order to assess focal length. I now have created a typical test burn grid, 9 squares across, 7 rows, each row being a different layer with different speed. Each square in a row scales in power from 10% to 90%. The problem is that for some reason I cannot determine, my laser is refusing to initiate the job when instructed by Lightburn.
When I press the frame button in Lightburn, the laser responds and frames the area. However, when I press the start button, nothing happens. If I click the stop button in LB, the laser controller beeps twice.
I’ve tried downloading a sample power grid LB file from the web, and was able to get that to burn. However, if I changed the settings in that file from fill to line, it wouldn’t start burning, similar to the issues I’m experiencing with the grid I created.
What am I missing that is preventing the laser to initiate the burn?
Any and all help appreciated.