Beta - So this happened (Day One)

Was that the consensus? I can’t keep up anymore, lol…

As original poster of the mascot thread, I truly thought the ray would get the prize, but then we got some funny pics of @dan and finally realized that he is our mascot, like it or not.


Soooo, he should make a @dan, riding a shark, both with frikken lasers on their heads?



To answer the earlier question about if this glowforge came directly from the factory line, no - we are making sure every laser is well tested before we send it out.


So, uhh… clears throat… Josh… Can I uh… get you a coffee? Bring you dinner? Be your new best friend?


Looks like I won’t be getting anything done at work tomorrow morning…I’ll be checking this thread…okay make that everyday until that magic box arrives…

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Yeaaaaah… I just clicked on that video twenty times.

(But I’m also really freaking excited that there’s a beta tester in the forums now! Congrats @jkopel!!)

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Unfortunately Josh is contractually obligated not to share. I know, I know - my kindergarten teacher would be upset.


Greedy :wink:

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The Inside view


Is that what happens when you get a glowforge?! no wonder hes been so quiet

When I look at the Glowforge map, it looks like there are four GF’s in Norway, but I do not know for sure if it is correct.
Otherwise, you are of course welcome to Bergen if you were to visit Norway, even though the fish market in Bergen is not as impressive as it once was. :slight_smile:

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Ha—Oh yes, I’m well aware… I also live in Northern Indiana, so there’s no way I’m ever possibly going to be bringing any of you guys dinner or coffee… (though for you, Dan? I’d make an exception… unfortunately you’d just have to either be very, very patient or someone would have to gift me the plane ticket).

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yay, beta units are going out! can’t wait for this to ship to the rest of us!


@jkopel, I can’t wait to see what you post, I know that when I get my OWN GF one of the things I plan on doing first is a series of “test prints” that will show the different speed and such for the laser. I would also love to see the different materials you try out. :smiley: I know you are limited on what you CAN post, however we are ALL very excited for any little thing that’s posted! Congrats on BETA. :smiley:


Josh, great to see! Dan hurry up please!

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Yes, we are all interested in how @jkopel making out with his GF.:stuck_out_tongue:

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Need more pictures… of cat.

What I, and I feel I speak for the majority of the users of the interwebs on this, would like to know is; does it sit? Vis A Vi “If it fits, it sits”. Put another way… will it support the mass of an unladen feline? Also what does it smell like when you rub your head on it.

Totally not Gary Bleck’s cat impersonating him on the glow forge community forum.


Cat has gotten used to having the thing around, although he still vanishes whenever it fires up. He is not a desk climber, so has not tested the structural integrity of the Glowforge lid. However, he has been enjoying the little bits of stuff that fall off the desk, and has been batting them around and hiding them under the many things in my office.


@jkopel who me I love Gray…lots of Gray…lol