Silvertail A0 Laser Cutter/Upgrade Notes

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Work-in-progress.


Differences between stock Silvertail lasercutter with Lasercut53 software and current lasercutter set-up with smoothiware controller and Lightburn software

  • No need to download to the cutter
  • The equivalent of 'Run Box' to get the extent of your cut is the 'Frame' button.
  • Ignore the controls on the cutter itself. The LCD panel currently does nothing.
  • Z axis adjustment is via software on the PC, choose a smallish step size and keep pressing the up/down z axis buttons. Little steps take it easy!
  • Lightburn tutorials
  • If you E-Stop the lasercutter, you'll need to restart Lightburn to re-detect it.
  • The Home is still the right rear
  • The Origin is now the left front (engineering norm). X axis towards the right, Y axis towards the back.
  • Comm port settings should be set to auto and Hackspace laser
  • Power levels might need a bit of adjustment. Do a test cut first.
  • ACnode has been rebuilt and re-located on the front-right of the laser cutter. Now de-powers the smoothieboard via relay.

Silvertail A0 Laser Cutter/Upgrade Notes from HPC to stock Silvertail