Any update - I mean - I run into:
Or the one that it is too complex / too big / too fill in the blank with something that says I can’t print regularly. It’s just hard to make interesting work that fills entire sheets for giveaways at work without bumping into the limits of the software over and over. I am in software - understand all the trade offs of cloud vs. local, understand rearchitecture takes time to get right while you’re running a current service at scale for customers. But I also know I have a $10k mac pro maxed on memory, storage, and compute cores sitting next to the printer that can’t be taken advantage of and a laser that is just controlled with simple pulse, move left/right/away/closer, focus that I can’t make happen because something somewhere didn’t scale appropriately (not enough ram, not enough compute, not enough storage) to satisfy my need to print a given design. That makes me sad and somewhat angry as I simplify or cut down on the number of copies of something I’m trying to “print” so that I can meet the arbitrary limits of software that is outside my control.
I don’t think your software is going to be where you make money. I don’t understand why this is something that has been and will continue to be closed source. You’ll make money on supplies and you’ll break even on hardware. You don’t even have a model to charge for the software. Going closed source without an architecture for plugins and an ability for someone with time and energy they wish they could give you for free seems like an odd decision in these times.
Again, you know your business better than I do, but the day to day fails on scaling to what I consider moderate sets of instructions for a simple brain of the laser is dissappointing to me.