How to get started with CNC Laser Engraver 3018

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Joined May 15, 2015
Hi guys, I got this 3018 laser engraver, its got a swappable dc motor spindle for drill bits and a laser.

I've got it built and ive manually tested moving it via a controller it came with. The next step would be to connect it to my laptop usb and use Universal G Code Sender to control it from there. Im sure the XYZ+/- buttons will work just fine, but Im wondering what I should try first. The main reason is that im skittish about things. Ive already gone thru a few things that could go wrong with either the drill bit or the laser.

So I was wondering if there is anything I should do before uploading a program to UGCS and have the thing make a square or a circle.