I have kids who are 4 and 6 years old. I plan to set up our Glowforge in a spare room in our home. I’m currently deciding whether to downgrade my order from a Pro to a Basic due to concerns about safety.
The room that the GF will live in has a standard household lock, and I’m open to installing a keyed lock on the door instead of the existing lock.
I do plan to supervise the GF when it is running, to put up a sign, and to provide appropriate eyewear for anyone who is in the room with it when it is running with the pass through slot open (or all the time, depending on how secure the pass through slot is).
I would really like to see images of the Pro that show:
The pass through slot in action, close up
The pass through slot at rest, close up, with any locks, etc. that will be included or available when the GF ships.
Some sample aftermarket devices that would dependably disable the pass through slot when it is not in use. (Would these be sufficient to make safety eyewear unnecessary?)
I would also like to see a video that shows a “high risk” activity from the standpoint of the laser beam’s leaking into the room, such that safety eyewear is actually protecting users.
I appreciate any/all help in sorting out the actual risk of having a Pro in my home, versus a Basic GlowForge.