This may get buried quickly with how active the Forums are now, and I honestly do no participate in the forums that often (though I read a lot of posts). I do not have a laser and thus cannot share projects with you all, and I find it difficult putting effort into speculating about what should have/could have been done to deliver this product on time.
BUT I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of you guys and the Glowforge team for what HAS TO BE one of the most active, critical and engaging online communities of experts and brilliant minds from every walk of life. The projects you guys share, the questions people ask and the educated and thought out explanations of techniques and experiences people put the time into writing are overwhelmingly amazing and valuable. And all of this BEFORE THE PRODUCT EVEN EXISTS. Yes that last part stings, and will for a while (and I wouldn’t mind being able to slap around a few people for the disappointment I currently feel) but I thought it was important to point out the extremely unique environment we all currently share and the benefit we all gain from the countless projects and ideas that have been posted to this point.
THANK YOU GLOWFORGE for getting this part right, for building such an amazing community over the last year, for allowing us to be critical of your decisions and products and @dan for taking the time to respond to as many questions as he can. In the Crowdfunding/kickstarter marketing/tech startup/”manufacturing the potential to manufacture” type of time we currently live in, it’s the ability for people to become connected and build a community such as this that impresses me most. I’ve learned much more than I expected to without even having a laser (which will make it that much sweeter once I do!)
Thank you guys! And I promise to post my projects and knowledge as soon as I get my hands on a machine.