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Adding Your Laser to LightBurn

LightBurn can't control every laser, but it can talk to a number of different types of laser controllers, all of which use different ways of communicating, and have different abilities and settings.

This step tells LightBurn what you have.

If you've never configured a device in LightBurn, you'll be brought here automatically when you run the software. It is important that you pick something because the interface in LightBurn will change depending on the capabilities of the laser you choose.

If you've done this before, but want to change your laser, or add a new one, click the 'Devices' button in the Laser Window to bring up the devices list.

DevicesButton

LightBurn can also be configured to control more than one laser, and there are settings stored for each device. If you don't pick one, we have nowhere to put these settings, and a number of features within LightBurn will not work until this is set up.

The Devices page

DevicesPage

This is the Devices page in LightBurn. Here you will see a list of all the laser devices you've added to LightBurn, or an empty list when you're first starting.

The simplest way to proceed is to click 'Find My Laser' and let LightBurn try to figure out what you have. If that doesn't work, your laser connects with Ethernet, or you have a Marlin device, you'll need to use 'Create Manually'.