Thought I would make a public service announcement because of scary functionality on the laser cutter which some of you may not know about.
It is possible to engage the laser at maximum power with the lid open. It is also very easy to do accidentally.
In the designer’s infinite wisdom, they placed a button on the interface which is labelled “Laser On” on the version of LaserCAD you are all used to. If you press this, it will turn the laser on (which should be obvious from the description). However, it will also ignore the setting for the lockout switch on the lid.
Below I made a screenshot showing the button and you should not press, ever
I have also installed the latest and greatest LaserCAD on the computer, sadly the button is not only easier to access due to it’s proximity to the useful buttons, it is unfortunately named.
If anyone has some experience with cracking, it might be a fun project to remove this functionality.