Hey guys I’ve been reading the forum on setting up a laser and there is a bit of conflicting information between older and newer posts, so I thought I would ask the question again with my own setup.
I got a really good deal on a 5.5w laser, so I pulled the trigger (pun intended) and bought it. Now I would like to get it up and running.
The laser came with 2 sets of wires; one set has a 3 pin jst to a 3 pin jst, and the other is a 3 pin jst with 4 wires (I’m assuming the white and black are both GND) to a pair of 2 pin jst connections - from the looks of it, they are separating the 12V power and GND and the PWM and GND pins. Would this be a simple plug and play into my RAMBo 1.4 board? From what I read I would assign PWM to pin 45 on the board. Is that correct?
What would I use as the 12v source - as a precaution, I bought a 12v 5A power supply with screw terminals (should I use this or the RAMBo board?)
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I’m also using the LCD display, does this affect how I modify the Firmware? BTW I just upgraded to the latest version (RAMBo/LCD/Duel Endstops) - I dont have the endstops installed yet - but plan on it soon.
Aslo before I turn this thing on and go blind can anyone advise me on the the right goggles to use with the 450nm laser - It came with RED - but from what I read I think I need either the green or Blue ones. PLEASE ADVISE ON THIS
I would also Love some suggestions on software to use. I have Vetric VCarve Desktop and Fusion 360 so far - is there anything else that works well with a laser and perhaps a drag knife in the future?
Thanks for all you help in advance! Thanks also for helping me with my issues in the past as well.