l guess the real challenge for me here, is that I want to continue to use the x-controller to drive the motors still. While I understand is that I have to setup a separate driver for controlling the laser (turning it off and on). Since my x-controller is GRBL then it is essentially, a driving that tricks the machine into thinking it is the spindle mount (I believe that is what the j-tech laser is doing). So how do I go about building the new driver?
My laser has a small board already installed on it. I tested it the other day, and it is working fine (laser and fan). However, I plug it in, it immediately turns on (laser and fan). Now there are 2 other wires coming off of it (black and yellow). I assume this is the “controller” portion of its board. Thank you for your input, I do appreciate the help. I want to understand this better.