Problems setting up a 2.5W Diode Laser with Protoneer

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JoeBrouhard
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Problems setting up a 2.5W Diode Laser with Protoneer

Post by JoeBrouhard » Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:48 am

Okay so i have a protoneer hat set up for a Openbuilds ACRO Laser set up. I have the 2.5W Laser hooked up to it's own control board, and the control board is using the PWM ports on the RPI Protoneer, which according to the wiki, should be the Spindle-EN and GND ports.

however, when i send the gcode to turn on the spindle (either via bCNC or by hand code) nothing happens at all. I have everything else wired up well, so I'm wondering what am i missing here? The laser worked fine before, and I know it's functional. Do i have my wiring wrong, or something else ?

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Re: Problems setting up a 2.5W Diode Laser with Protoneer

Post by Bertus Kruger » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:16 am

Have you set the spindle speed with the S command?

S1000 if full power

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