Work in progress
I’m extending this page when I have time to write those articles. I am always open to additional suggestions as well as adding your content if you want to place it here!
Guide on integrating limit switches to enable automatic homing.
Set up air asist to support cutting and reduced smoke traces.
Prepare a relay to control periphery like air assist automatically.
My learnings while building an enclosure for a laser
Safety door switch
Integrating a safety door switch to turn off laser when doos is open.
Connecting and setting up a rotary roller.
Setting up the Sculpfun extension kit for increased work space size.
Controlling the laser without having the main control PC connected..
Topics that didn’t really fit into the other categories (yet).
Change drive system resolution
Change the stepper and pulley resolution to get better imaging results
Specifications of various parts of the laser: board, connectors, …
Instructions on new mainboard installation and setup as well as firmwares for different versions.
Automated z-axis / focussing
How to automate the z axis and enable automated focussing
How many extra amperage I would pump from the 12v conector without problems? I want to plug a little fan in that connector.
A little fan should be OK, I guess. Where exactly do you want to connect it? The normal 12V plug is blocked by the laser. You would need to add a Y-cable. The other two ports (Motor, Laser) are 12V but driven by the same PWM signal the laser gets. So, the fan would change speed in accordance to the laser power.