I tried to use one of the pre made jobs for my first print, the founders ruler or the measure keychain, small plaque etc. The glowforge connects, i can load the job and orient it on the material. I click “print” and it pops up that it’s scanning the material and rendering the design like it’s supposed to. But once the screen pops up that it’s ready and to push the button, the screen disappears and the button on the glowforge never lights up. It basically just goes back to square 1. I’ve tried everything i can think of. Reboots, different internet browsers, different devices, different jobs and different materials. All the same result.
Has anyone else experienced this? I can’t figure out what’s wrong.
Mine was so loose it might fall out if tilted. I put a piece of tape over it to keep it from moving or falling out with vibration. Had a print early on where the machine shut down presumably because of the interlock. Never reoccurred with the tape in place. That machine went back for a different issue. My current machine has a safety lock that is tighter (not loose).
It was definitely the safety interlock. It had fallen out in the box. Once I replaced it and made sure it was good and snug, my glowforge fired right up and worked perfectly! Thanks to everyone for the help, I truly appreciate it. Happy making!
I think it exists because there must be a requirement for class IV. If you are in a an area where somebody without goggles could stumble in you need to put a switch on the door and connect it to the interlock. Very odd that they won’t even tell you the plug type. They are so secretive they don’t even disclose safety information.
Shipping it with a bit of wire shoved in is very amateurish. This is a $7,000.00 piece of equipment, why can’t they provide a plug?
Also to the best of my knowledge it goes straight into a logic gate, so has no EMC / ESD immunity. So if you wired it to a door switch with a few metres of cable and operated a light switch in the same room my guess would be it might trigger. Also zapping it with an ESD gun would blow the crap out of the gate. I could be wrong, this is hearsay, but I don’t think it would pass CE because of this, so perhaps that is one of the differences the OS machines have.
I’ll need to double-check, but if memory serves me correct, the other side (the one that doesn’t feed to the logic gate through a voltage divider) connects directly to the 12 VDC supply. If you short that sucker to ground, you might have an issue.