1 Laser, 2x PC's alternating?

Howdy, new to lasers but not so new to cnc engravers.

recently got a 50W China laser running the stock “CoralLaser” software… Frustrating as it is, it works.

Question is, I want to load Whisperer on my PC controlling my router. (UNO board, GRBL software) to also run my laser. I don’t want to disturb the setup on the laptop running the laser. (if I break it… angry girlfriend!!)

Looking at the Whisperer setup I need the CH341 driver on my PC. If I already have that driver for my router… Whisperer should just work with laser right?

We run a small little arts and crafts business so cant afford to mess up either laser or router!

Ohh… then running the laser from either the laptop (original) OR the PC (new) would as simple as swopping the USB cable? Or does Whisperer installation do weird magic to the M2 NANO settings?

TIA,

George

No, K40 Whisperer uses the libusb driver not the standard CH341 driver. So if you have other hardware that uses a CH341 chip connected to the same computer you probably will have a conflict. If the other hardware is a CH340 you will probably be OK. Some Arduino clones use the CH340 or CH341 chips but the real Arduino boards do not.

K40 Whisperer does not change anything on the M2 Nano board di swapping the cable between computers would work fine.

Scorch

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