Actually if you follow the information found here;laserink wrote:Also I never said that the JTech lasers did not support photo engraving. What I did say was that without some type of modification there was no support for the analog signal needed to do photo engraving.
You will see that it is now possible to control the LASER power via PWM output from the GRBL sheild to the JTech LASER power supply. There is even a version of the PicLaser Light software tuned for the JTech LASER package.picengraver wrote:Here is more information of Andy's Shapeoko laser photo engraver build on instructables. He uses our PicLaser Lite software to engrave photos which will generate the Gcode for his grbl also. http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Las ... ng-Shapeo/
What I see as exciting is that if you follow their lead, you will have an alternate software solution that could be plug and play with other LASER setups!
I have been very frustrated that I do not have a wide range of software selections when it comes to using a LASER with a CNC setup. Working together would make it invaluable to everyone since each software package seems to address different solutions to different needs. A vast untapped market is waiting for the unified software/hardware solution.