I have a awc608 controlled laser cutter that I am trying to operationalize. Initially I tried to use LaserCAD but the combination of the docs and manual made it really hard to fully understand what knob controlled what precisely. Switched to lightburn, went through setup and have it working with the controller.
I have however run into several issues that I am not sure how to fix or how they ‘should’ work:
Machine settings in Lightburn. The vendor settings dropdown is empty. Based on other posts my understanding was that it would have vendor settings for this controller but I don’t see them. In case it makes a difference, Lightburn could not find the machine and I had to add it in manually.
Home position issues. Using LaserCAD I was able to setup machine settings so that the panel does the right thing (mostly) however setting a consistent origin has been a royal pain. Right now, it will start at the midway point for X and Y0 and will declare every cut to be out of bounds or range. If I do manage to get something in range, it will reset to the end point of the cut and set origin there. There seems to be no rhyme or reason for this and I have not been able to figure out what’s going on there. To be fair similar stuff happens on LaserCAD too. The Reset button on the panel is of no use. Panel setting for origin is set to machine zero.
End stops don’t work. As far as I can tell when the end stop is mechanically triggered, the signal goes high on the stop, and the controller all the way to the motor controller. Having said that the motor doesn’t actually seem to stop.
Any help in debugging or workarounds would be great. I have been perusing these and buildyourcnc forums and have not been able to find answers for this.