Would it be possible to set up one of the buttons on the LCD unit to act as a pause button during a job?
I'm thinking this would pause the job, allow use of the menu, for example to rehome if steps have been skipped, or reset the Z axis, and also allow access to the piece being cut or move a piece that has moved due to vibration, or fix a hose that has come loose. (all things that have happened to our LAOSed laser cutter!)
The cover switch could also be set to automatically pause when the lid is lifted instead of just cutting out the laser and continuing.
RE: Pause Button? - Added by jaap about 7 years ago
It's possible, but it's not easy.
Sounds like a great challenge for a hackerspace!