Advice Requested Hello, I’ve been playing around with my basic K40 Laser for a while now. It has an analogue knob to control the laser power and I use inkscape and K40 whisperer for my designs.
I have removed the stock holder thingy and put in a piece of steel with nuts welded to it so I can modify the height manually using its “legs” ( bolts).
I also have a super simple air assist, basic aquarium air pump though so not very strong.
I love it, but of course it is imperfect
It is nigh on impossible to ensure I’m using the same power as I have done before, but a basic Google search shows that the digital controls are not accurate/sensitive enough.
I find that my laser is strong enough to cut with one stroke in the top left…but needs a lot more in the bottom right. (assumably due to the laser having to travel further.)
I would also love to be able to burn nice grey scale images into wood.
I was thinking of a Cohesion3D board would solve some of these issues.
I’m eager to hear everyone’s thoughts on this.
Does using this board limit what I can do in the future?
Does it control the power and such from my computer or do I still need to use the knob?
Can it auto increase power as the laser has to travel a further distance?
Does it/lightburn make grey scale images easy?
Any suggestions on a z Bed that the board can control?
Any other pros and cons you can think of?