I’m retired and volunteer with the non-profit Southern Oregon Air Academy. We provide a week long camp to introduce Middle and High school student to the world of aviation and its careers. We teach the aeronautics of aircraft both fix wing and quadcopter drones… Along with navigation and maintains we are working with the rouge valley school system in their STEM operations. A few days before the first week’s session Stem acquired 3 Glowforge printers and wanted them incorporated in this years three sessions. They wanted the students to design an airplane feed it the machine and cut out balsa airplane and make it fly. I created set templates for them to design from. I have experience programming NC industrial cutting machines, IE laser,plasma,abrasive. But this machine total beyond me, my 75year old brain is not very agile these days. I’ve spend at least 16 hours trying to get this thing to cutout the designs to no avail. The students created their designs and so as not to disappoint them I spend lunch cutting out planes by hand to keeps us on schedule. I want to scan the design, create the cut paths and print. The manual doesn’t explain how to create an object to be cut from scratch. If some kind soul could give me a simple step by step instruction to just scan, adjust and cut. I can position the scan image to the right spot to cut and enter cutting parameters but that’s as far as I get. I probably should have just turned the kids loose on it and they’d get it working.
Thanks in advance for any assistance you can render.