The purpose of this page is to document the conversion of our Chinese laser to use our preferred firmware, LinuxCNC.
Changing the firmware gives us a few advantages.
- As an organization, we strongly value open source and this gives us the option of using a full open source stack to go from design to cut.
- We have years of experience, training, and development on the current stack and have had a really positive experience with it.
The plan is to remove the controller and display panel that came with the laser and replace them with a computer running LinuxCNC, a I/O card, and a panel of our own design and needs. Our goal is to fit this all into in the new laser using the existing structure in a neat and beautiful way.
Optionally, our KM-Laser Bundle
|cncfm||Web File Manager and Vector+Raster CAM|
|LinuxCNC||Firmware to run laser|
Parallel Port Card
|Break Out Board||C10 Parallel Port Breakout Board|
The wiring diagram, design files for the panels, and LinuxCNC config can be found on our github in the Moonraker Repository
.. in progress ..