I plan to use Lightburn with a Ruida controller with my large format CO2 laser build. In another thread, I read from the user name OZ: “On the other hand, with GRBL or Smoothie, jobs are streamed live, which can be troublesome if the connection drops, but can be a benefit because you can run jobs that would never fit in the memory of a DSP controller.”
My engraving/cutting jobs are going to be extremely detailed and large (4’x8’) and I fear that the Ruida controller might not have enough memory to store my jobs. I had planned on purchasing a Ruida RDC6445G, but upon looking at the specs in the owners manual online it says that the memory capacity is 128M. Because I haven’t actually used Lightburn yet, I have no idea how large the file sizes tend to be for such size jobs that are 4’x8’.
To be safe, should I be looking at a different board or is there a Ruida option that can stream the files vs storing them in the 128M memory? I realize that my jobs are much bigger than the average laser projects, so that is why I am worried about memory size. Any and all advice would be much appreciated.