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Potentiometer needed with mini gerbil?

Hello all,

 

Getting ready to update my panel...

Purchased 10 turn potentiometer and 6 digit display before purchasing gerbil and realizing that pwm is controlled via gerbil.

What are the main reasons for or against keeping a pot on the panel?

 

Thanks

Josh

Hi Josh,

A potmeter is not required unless you want to manually adjust the power by hand rather than using the buttons on the screen (PC or laptop).

One caveat: Lightburn does not turn off the laser in between moves but sets the power parm S to zero. That works fine when Mini Gerbil is controlling the laser beam but an issue when you manually set the power via a potmeter. However you can use the Inkscape application (our version of it on our awesome.tech github page) which does uses the M4 on and M5 off commands in between moves.

Hope this helps, cheers Paul

Cheers, Paul awesome.tech

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