A co2 glass laser tube power supplpy has 2 things it needs. It needs a (on/off) (High/low) (0v/5v) TTL signal of 5V to tell the laser to fire or not fire. It needs a second signal that is PWM which is then converted to an analog signal inside the PSU to a 0 to 5v 0 to 100% signal it uses for the laser tubes power.
Speaking to Aurthur he says to just jump the laser PSU TTL to on all the time and have the PWM "turn the laser on adn off" This is unacceptable to be using a digital to analog converted signal to turn a laser on and off and the power at the same time.
So I want to keep the whole "math" etc "larger processor" of smothie discussions and the reason I bought it relevant and keep the laser module functions as far as it adjusts the power on curves when it accelerates and decelerates.
So what do I need? Someone to implement one of the solutions into the laser module for me or come up with a better solution because as it stands I would not use the laser module and I would loose the smoothies point of existing vs a arduino based solution.
One way to fix this is leave the module how it is and create a second laser pin. Have one pin put out a pwm signal for power and then the part of code where it says g0, g1 turns it on and off make that go to a new second pin. in the laser modules on speed change event where I assume it does its "math" to change power settings as it changes speed just have that adjust the max power setting value that i put in config.
Another way I would accept it fixed is if you delete the entire part about G0, G1 moves turning it on and off (since i cant find a code generator to make code this way anyway) and keep the part that is the on speed change event. Then I can make a switch modeul to turn the laser on and off using m106 m107 since the plugins that I have all found do it this way.
My Ideal end all solution would be for me to set the max power to 100% in config then before I move the motors or turn the m106 on to fire i would put a Sxxx to select the power Then use the laser module on speed change event to effect that current power setting. Then you can just make me a switch that turns another pin on and off for the laser TTL on off signal using regualr m106 m107.
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