The XY Laser upgrade to 1.6w will not turn on for values less than 165, This makes it absolutely impossible to do any raster of an image as there is no “grey” scale, When the laser gets a number less than 165 it simply will not turn on. I have tried values in intensity and low light setting as well. This is unusable on anything less than wood or leather because I cannot turn the laser down low enough to cut paper or to mark paper without cutting.
I am using Benbox as the mlaser software will not work with my Orion board, mlaser will update the firmware on the board and then promptly say it cannot connect to port, then when I open port dialog and connect it connects but will not drive the machine, neither motors or laser.
Is there some other software other than Benbox to try? Is this a board issue? is this a laser issue? I am getting very frustrated.
EDIT: I put a multimeter on the pins at M2 where the laser is plugged in and found that a setting of 165 equates to 7.5 volts given to the laser module. It appears that this module needs at least 7.5 volts to work. It will go all the way to 255 which is 11.5 volts from my 12v power supply that came with the kit., I believe that this laser module should come on at 5v which would be around a setting of 10, however that does not work.
I can give you the makeblock serial number from the laser module, but I believe that this module is at least partially bad and would request that you send me a new one, or send me the specifications for this laser specifically.