I’ve been out of town the last several days, and had to pause progress.
Back to testing (at least for a couple days, then I am headed out of town for another 10 days)…
I definitely have a power supply issue, though it will probably take some extensive testing to get to the bottom of it.
It will run at full power and reduced power for varying amounts of time before the lights blink and the unit resets. This only seems to happen when the laser is switched on at a set power level for intermittent periods. The test file I run is doing about a 70% duty cycle, and it will run anywhere from 5 to 15 seconds before it bites it.
Strangely, it seems to engrave alright:
And the finished product:
At this point, I’d like to get another prototype out there in the wild so I can validate that the resets are in fact a problem with my power supply and not how the supply is being driven by the board.