I think I’m following all of the hints and superstitions, and yet my Glowforge gets stuck on calibration each time, and I have to restart.
I usually leave it off. I turn it on, move the head to be under the camera, put some magazines on top to block any potential sunshine, sacrifice a chicken, stand on one foot and then press the button and hold it to get the aqua light.
I set up my job, it can scan and see the bed, I hit ‘print’.
And then it says calibrating, this can take a few minutes. But it never leaves this step, no matter how long I wait.
I turn it off.
I move the head back, replace the magazines, turn it on, don’t sacrifice a chicken and press for the aqua light.
And then it works.
This method gets me a working glowforge, but I can’t imagine that most people have to through as many steps.
I’m on a Mac, fwiw, and have a strong wifi signal, but that shouldn’t be an issue given this fact pattern, should it?
PS I was kidding about the chickens.