Yeah I’m with you on that but it’s not the GF way as it would entail commenting on future developments. I never could understand why the grief they get for not doing some of the basics is worth whatever they avoid by not having to walk something back if it turns out not to be feasible. Heck, Dan spends his life defending the company for not delivering machines, what’s the issue with missing a date to deliver something like this?
We want all the same things.
there are some “GF Ways” that are really do seem a bit overboard on the “FNL decides everything so we can’t really comment” side.
It’s axiomatic that, once a company has consulted lawyers about something, the advice given will be followed slavishly regardless of it’s actual merit, futility or absurdity.
@dan, I sent you an email about a week ago and haven’t heard back. Please let me know if you didn’t get it.
Hey @dan, could you spare a moment to reply to someone scammed out of $3k because of your platform?
Anybody have cool ideas for re-purposing a dead Glowforge? Putting together a project for Maker Faire.
Potted plant starter with integrated grow light? Back-lit mat cutting/tracing table?
Did you ever go check out the OpenGlow forum? I haven’t looked in a while to see what progress they’ve made, but you might have some hope there.
That is a good idea. Or, maybe OpenGlow needs to buy some spare parts, and @joshua.lutz can use the empty case for his art project.
I am disappointed that the company didn’t spend more effort on outreach here.
I would say it would have to have value to someone even if nothing more than parts. I would think the laser tube would be pretty straight forward to swap and have the most value in a “dead” but still perfectly good unit.
I’d for sure be interested in buying some of the internals.