I am considering purchasing this software, but it doesn’t seem to something for my Marlin based with PWM laser. It can’t seem to control output level of the laser, only on or off.
I’d like to be able to set the levels (currently using the M106 and M107 gcode commands, and having a threshold for min, to still be able to use M106 with a low level that won’t etch, to avoid turning the laser all of the way off). (the delay of on/off with M107 makes the edges inconsistent for raster like etching)
I’d also like to be able to use the levels in order to etch images, which seems like it would provide better grayscale like levels to make better image etching.
From the old documentation below, it seems like the min power is not supported on GCode controllers (like Marlin).
So my questions are really:
Are levels already or soon to be supported with the M106 Gcode commands?
Will a low threshold be configurable to allow setting of a low threshold that would not turn off the laser, but would not etch? (from the old documentation that feature is on Ruida that a threshold will be used, if below that threshold/min value)
ender 3, creality 4.2.7 board, with th3d unified2 marlin firmware, Sovol 500mW laser via fan pins (with M106,M107 control)