Got my replacement 'forge today. Amazing turnaround, as I ran into issues with my first unit only a few days ago (laser tube wouldn’t fire). This one came right up and happily churned out a handful of Founder Rulers for me and the kids–yay! (They were thoroughly entertained, too.)
One observation, though: Damn. The lid camera image leaves a lot to be desired. If this is how blurry it’s going to be, I don’t see the Trace feature being at all useful. It does immediately recognize the Proofgrade materials, but as you can seem from the screenshot fragment below, the QR code and text on the label in the corner are only barely readable:
I’ve poked around the forums a bit now, and I see a couple of threads mentioning blurry cameras, but I see no authoritative statements on what is acceptable and what isn’t. Thoughts?
(I certainly didn’t buy this thing to use the Trace feature, but I had imagined it being used by my wife’s students to make puzzles and other simple projects where the kids would draw on a material and we’d cut it out. With the camera as it is, though, I’m skeptical that those kinds of projects will turn out well. Bummer.)