The Glowbaby has been sitting in the box in my living room for about 3 weeks waiting for my new shop to be built. It looks like it will be another 3-4 weeks before that is done and on the very good advice of the folks here I followed their suggestion to fire up the machine just to make sure it set up, centered and could do a print.
Well… I cannot believe how easy it is do work. I use AutoCad, Illustrator, and other graphics packages on a daily basis so the drawing part of the equation could not have been simpler. What amazed me is the accuracy of the machine, the relatively straightforward use of the app, and the overall results.
I can see very clearly that Glowfriend is going to be very useful for both practical and decorative items. The first thing I 'Forged (after the ruler that is…) was a sample layout for a replacement vernier for my survey transit. In very little time I had a perfect circle divided into 360 deg, numbered with all of the lines. I will cut this out of aluminum for the final install, but wow, so easy and fine result.
The other stuff was just for fun. A couple of luggage tags in acrylic and maple, and of course, an escutcheon plate. I don’t have a name for this fine piece of craftsmanship yet, but I will. I name everything I own.
If I have any beefs at all it would be the cloud interface. It needs a pretty robust wifi signal and the upload is not always the best. The other item is that sometimes the interface gets stuck on ‘preparing your project’ and never tells you why that is. I have figured out that it is sometimes a piece of the graphic, but it would be nice to have some error codes. Anyway, really having fun!
Have fun y’all and many thanks for all of the posts full of the best information.