And here is everything you need to know about the cameras: ThunderCAMs vs. LightBurn & Other USB Webcams
LightBurn Cam Mount
Camera USB Cable
Camera Mounting & Cable Routing
The camera should be mounted to the lid, centrally located above the bed. The camera USB cable can be routed through the glass retaining clips across and down the right side of the lid then through the existing grommet that accesses the main electronics bay. Some wire ties and adhesive mounting pads are included to help secure the cabling.
Interfacing The U-Disk Port
This will allow the camera to utilize the U-Disk port on the side of the machine to neatly get the camera connected to your computer without drilling holes or finding an existing exit point. If you use the U-Disk port under normal conditions you may need to modify this approach. The end goal is to connect the USB camera directly to the PC.
Remove the U-Disk USB cable from the DSP controller U-Disk Port
Connect the adapter to the DSP U-Disk Cable
Connect the LightBurn camera to the U-Disk cable via the USB adapter
Connect the USB cable from the U-Disk port on the outside panel of the laser to your PC
Calibration and alignment procedures are a function of LightBurn.
Here are some handy resources:
YOU CAN PICK THE CORRECT PRESET FOR YOUR THUNDERCAM AND SKIP THE MANUAL LENS CALIBRATION:
IF YOU DO NOT SEE THE PRESETS FOR THE LENS CALIBRATION, PLEASE SEE THIS:
And some tips and tricks on the calibration:
Here is the actual workflow on a Nova 24 (sorry about the audio):
And a redo on the same machine to dial it in even more:
And everything you wanted to know about the ThunderCAM: ThunderCAMs vs. LightBurn & Other USB Webcams