I’m new to LightBurn but I like the handling of the program since the first touch two days ago. Unfortunately I cannot get my Laser to work with as expected:
I use a 5500mW blue Diode Laser on a CNC Frame. The Laser controller runs with GRBL 1.1f. At first start of Lightburn I choosed GRBL as machine. The program connects with the Laser and I can use the fire function to turn the Laser on for adjusting. I can also use console and successfully do the same by M3 command and turn off by M5. The power of the Laser used with Fire command can be controlled by the value. 8-9% gives me a very good visible lightpointto do the lens calibration. $30 on machine is 1000 and the corresponding s-value max in software is also set to 1000. But when I start to engrave something it doesn’t matter how high I set the power. Even with 100% the moving point looks only like 10 or 15%. No engraving, only a not very high powered lightpoint is there.
When I use LaserGRBL to engrave, all works as it should. But I have to admit that I had the same issue there at first try until I realized that the program maximum value was set to 255 while it was 1000 in machine. After I used 1000 as max all works there fine.
I really would like to try and afterwards buy Lightburn because as said above I like the handling so any advice what I can do to bring my laser to work with it would be appreciated. I hope I only overlook a minimal setting.
Thanks and regards,