Hey everyone, I was looking to replace the electronics from a Chinese laser cutter I got a while back, but I wanted to ask for some help in determining if Cohesion3D would be compatible/what parts I would need.
First off, the board (pictures attached) looks like some M2Nano variant. However, it doesn’t have any endstops installed - would I be able to add any/are they necessary? Additionally, it looks like the X motor is attached with a ribbon cable instead of a more standard stepper motor cable - do I need to replace the cable if I use a Cohesion3D board?
Next, there is a physical switch in the chassis of the laser cutter for focus (“up and down”). Is it possible to control this from the Cohesion3D board directly?
Also, I’m not quite sure what to do about the laser power supply - it seems like I would want to replace it, especially as the power is not software-controllable, and must instead be controlled through the front panel which is directly wired to the laser power supply.
Finally, a 24V power supply is screwed into the frame to power the board, but will this be necessary with the Cohesion3D, as it comes with its own power supply?
I tried to get all the relevant pictures and attach them, but since I’m a new user, I could only put one in the post. More images can be found here (https://imgur.com/a/LfKLpUp) with more relevant components in the cutter. If anyone thinks it would be good to see anything else about the machine I would be happy to post more pictures.