Ok, I bought a cheap laser (https://www.banggood.com/445nm-2_5W-2500mW-Blue-Laser-Module-With-Heatsink-For-DIY-Laser-Cutter-Engraver-p-993521.html?cur_warehouse=CN), but I have zero clue on how to hook this up to my X Carve. I just want to know what I need to hook it up and how if possible. Can anyone help with this? Any input would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you so much for replying. Would this work? https://m.banggood.com/2-Axis-Stepper-Motor-Driver-Board-Controller-Laser-board-For-DIY-Laser-Engraver-p-1015557.html?rmmds=shopcart And if so, where on the x-controller would the wires go to? Please forgive my ignorance.
This module is not really a very good choice for laser engraving. It is intended for ON/OFF operation, not variable power operation.
It is also limited to 30 minutes working time with a significant cool off period before using it again.
Also, although it is not specified, laser modules in this class tend to have a pretty large beam spot when focused.
this is a motion control board. It is intended for controlling an X Y motion machine.
Thanks Larry, I appreciate your help. I’ll do some more research.