I’m sure this is probably in the forums somewhere but I keep wondering and haven’t found anything in my quick search.
How long should I leave the Glowforge on? I’m always there when it’s actually making cuts, but I mean between cuts. Is there some recommendation?
I feel like this machine should have a sleep mode cough, cough Hopper cough, cough, since everything anymore seems to. It feels strange turning it on and off all the time, so I’ve been trying to compile cuts together so I only turn it on once and make some cuts right away. Inevitably, I think “Oh, I should go cut this next!” and I run off to my computer (which at the moment is nowhere near the ) and end up spending more time than I intended to put a design file together. Then I get distracted, check the forums, talk with my wife and kids, and next thing I know the has been sitting there running for 20 or 30min for no reason.
If I know I’m gonna be a few minutes, should I turn it off? Is it okay if I’m gonna spend all evening cutting to just leave it on the whole time, even if there’s some extended periods where I’ll be on the computer putting the files together?
Ironically… I just cut the Heart of Tafiti (what can I say, the ocean chose my daughter…) and came down here to start my next project when the question came up, so it’s been running while I type this.