I thought there was a forum for just laser stuff, but I didn’t see it. I finally got my 2.8w laser hooked up as per the recommended specs. I have the “good laser a-11” board that vicious has, and same heatsync, so i was able to use the same mount to the machine.
My issue was trying to focus the laser to a single point on the wood… In order for me to do that, I had to basically unscrew the lens a few turns short of it coming free of the body AND i had it up about 3 3/8" from wood to glass of laser.
I’m not sure if these issues are correlated, but I was also not really able to get a good “grey”, it was either burning wood or not for the most part. I attempted to run the laser faster, and also to cap the max laser power in image2gcode with no luck.
Any suggestions would be fantastic… Let me know if any additional pictures or video would help!