Question to anyone who has imported a laser from china.

I have found the system I want to invest in but I am totally unaware how to get it to the US. Any help wound be greatly appreciated.

My laser is always working with full feed rate and full laser power. It doesn't respect setting I provide before generating GCode. Although, in LaserGRBL it works just fine. The laser is Aliexpress bought machine. It's 100x100cm with 10W laser. I have flashed controller with 1.1f Laseraxe firmware from T2Laser.

Homing trouble

LaserWeb4 + GRBL 1.1.
Home switches at back right. Switches are normally open and pull the inputs low (to ground) when reached.
X and Y jog functions are working correctly.

Pressing the home button fails to generate any motion but gives the following messages:
- ALARM: 9 - Homing fail. Could not find limit switch within search distance. Defined as 1.5 * max_travel on search and 5 * pulloff on locate phases.
- Firmware grbl 1.1g detected
- [MSG:'$H'|'$X' to unlock]

Relevant GRBL settings are
$10=3 // Status report.
$20=0 // Soft limits disabled.
$21=0 // Hard limits disabled.
$22=1 // Homing cycle enabled.
$23=0 // Homing cycle direction.
$24=25.000 // Homing low speed.
$25=500.000 // Homing high speed.
$26=250 // Homing debounce.
$27=1.000 // Homing pull-off.
$130=1000.000 // 1000 mm X
$131=600.000 // 600 mm Y
$132=200.000 // Z not used

Any ideas?

I've got a workflow question. I have my desktop machine in my office, but the laser is in the garage. I can generate gcode from SVGs and DXFs but I don't want to start the job unless I'm in front of the laser (something about vaporizing materials with a focused IR beam while the machine is unattended makes me a bit nervous). However it looks like everything for job setup and gcode generation is done client-side, so if I perform the setup on my desktop and then go into the garage with, say, my iPad to run the job, it's just not there.
What is the intended workflow for LaserWeb? Am I missing something, or is this completely incompatible with my own setup? Also it looks like even things like machine profiles are only stored client-side? Is there a way to push more of the configuration and job storage onto the server?
Edit: This is with LaserWeb running on a Raspberry Pi, connected to a GRBL board via USB, and I'm connecting to the Pi from my desktop and iPad over my local network.

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I just upgraded from the previous version to the new current version and my default port of /dev/ttyAMA0 does not show up anymore. How can I correct this? I suspect there is a config file somewhere but I can't for the life of me find it. Any help would be appreciated.


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Z-axis "activation".
I using a fork of grbl-mega RAMPS 1.4 for the Makeblock megaPi (mega 2560). I have added a z-axis and despite enabling the z-axis in laserweb4 the z-axis does not "Home" although manual control is fine. What am I missing?


Hey guys. I have bought 100cmx100cm chinese laser engraver with 10W laser. I think it's Laseraxe as the software that came with it was CNCC 2019. I did some cutting with this software, but the soft is awful to use. I've done some reading and I have flashed my board with GRBL 1.1f. Laserweb is now connecting to the machine but I can't get it to work. I've chosen generc grbl machine profile but it doesn't seem to work. The only thing that is working is jog Y command. but it goes to the right no matter if I tell it to go +y or -y. Could anyone tell me what to do to make it work ?
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