I’ve been working on a large project for Christmas and spending between 4-6 hours a day cutting plywood and cardstock. I can’t sit in front of my Glowforge the whole time monitoring it for flareups or fire and still be productive.
Solution: Google Hangouts… Google Hangouts works with a laptop, tablet or phone. By creating a hangout and joining on my laptop and phone I can see the video from the laptop on my tablet and watch the machine while I am in another room or even when at the desktop with my back to the machine.
I also used this method when streaming Facebook on the Glowforge User Group today!
Here’s how to set it up:
- Go to http://hangouts.google.com
- Click start video call
- Click on the icon of the person with a + sign
- Click “Copy Link to Share”
- Email yourself the link
- Copy the URL
- Open the link on in your web browser (Chrome, Safari, etc) on your other device (Must install hangouts first if on iPhone or iPad)
- Join the call