My laser should come this week, trying to get everything i need to get started experimenting asap. I have a few questions if people can help me, i’d appreciated it.
I have a chromebook… wasn’t successful at getting the Linux terminal to run the lightburn demo, so plan on buying an inexpensive windows laptop. Should i avoid Windows 10 if possible? i plan on getting a camera for the laser, and from what i’ve been reading here… windows 10 doesn’t allow high quality images currently? Should i try to get an older laptop with a prior windows version?
Which camera should i get for the my bed size? is the 160 degree a good option? i’m not sure how high the laser’s cover swings up yet to see if the minimum calculated distance is applicable or not, i definitely want to see the entire bed, but want to be able to zoom in… which brings me to my next question… are there 8mp cameras with autofocus? does lightburn support autofocus on cameras that have that ability? im planning on making a jig and hopefully engraving 20 items at a time, but they are of varying shapes and the heights can be slightly different as well… so i’m thinking having an autofocus and ability to zoom in and out will speed up the process of fitting the images on my substrate.