As I begin to submit my first post, I will put it out there right now that I feel so lost trying to navigate the tremendous amount of resources available. I need an "Idoit’s Guide to owning a Glowforge. So, keep that in mind as I ask what mind be “mindless” questions.
On Friday, Feb 2, 2018, “Glowlocity” arrived. I eagerly awaited as the UPS delivered the boxes. Although the boxes did not survive the trip (locks broken, rips and tears), the unit seemed to have survived the trip with one exception. There was a very, very light oily film over part of the back of the unit. Is that normal? I thought perhaps a tube had broken or was leaking. I went through the unpacking flawlessly. I did not noticed any leaking or drips.
I made the founder’s ruler along with the other items in the tutorials using the Proofgrade materials. Before I finished, I received a “Proofgrade Warning” indicating that the material in the unit was NOT proofgrade. What did I do wrong?
The next day, I anxiously awaiting started her up again, and I have to admit, I felt lost!! Yesterday, I had a “Glowforge” connection on my WiFi, today, it’s no longer there. Should it be there or do I have to load it each time? Once I have gone through the initial setup, is there an icon that is loaded to help begin the navigation process each time I want to use “Glowlocity?” Is there an owner’s manual or tutorial to help me understand the various features of the unit? And how to use them? What programs should I use to begin the creation process?
I assumed all of this information would be available when the unit arrived. Perhaps it is and I just don’t know where it is or how to find it. I purchased this unit to provide an enrichment opportunity for the underserved youth that I mentor each Thursday. Right now, I am feeling overwhelmed with my lack of familiarity with my unit and am starting to feel “buyer’s remorse.” I know I am just freaking out but please help!!
The STEAM Coach