There’s a huge amount of wasted space in the GFUI just to tell you the time remaining in the print. Especially for long prints where temperature might be a concern, displaying the machine’s temperature in this box would be a nice (and simple) addition with a lot of utility.
Right now, if you running hot, you don’t know until the machine pauses. If we could tell what the temperature was, we could manage the environment to maximize the machine’s run time, acting as an “organic thermostat” and opening a window or turning on the heat if the temperature was getting close to a limit.
And of course, if the machine says it’s too hot and the room temperature is 50ºF, you instantly know the temperature sensor is busted. There’s no in-the-field “failure analysis” required, with users going through all sorts of “rigamarole” to determine if it really is the machine. All they need is a thermometer and what the GFUI reports the machine is seeing.
Thanks for letting us know about this. I extracted the logs from your Glowforge to investigate the cooling problems. Unfortunately, it looks like your unit is experiencing an issue that we can’t resolve remotely. I want you to have a reliable unit, so I’m recommending we replace this one. I’ll be in touch via email to sort out the details. I’m so sorry about the bad news.