April 19, 2016, 7:29pm
Sad to hear that the shipping date have been pushed to December, but will rather wait than end up with a unit that is collecting dust on the shelf because it doesn’t work.
Though you have had a delay in the power supply, I would hope that the development of the control software as well as catalog is getting closer to finished status. I would love to se some videos and screen shots.
Hi Peter, I don’t know if you’ve seen it but check out this thread:
Tony here (head o’ product)!
I know I’ve been quiet on the product side but I wanted to let you know that:
A) We’re listening-- the product team scours the forums for suggestions and your input is really valuable in shaping the product plan. We’re also doing surveys and user testing from time to time with folks in Seattle (both customers as well as people new to Glowforge). Dan may be the chatty one, but we’re all listening!
B) We’re doing some cool things. We’ve hired two o…
There are a few things about Seattle that make it tough to live here. It rains. A lot. The cost of living is high, housing is through the roof, and there is this strange social phenomenon they call the “Seattle Freeze”. On the other hand… Glowforge!
@Tony showed up at my door with a beta unit.
After we got the unit talking to my wifi I cut my first parts! (⅛” clear blue acrylic, very pretty in real life!)
Not very inspired I am afraid, but I wanted to make a s…
So today was a mix of frustration and triumph. Like any new tool I have a learning curve to climb, so I headed uphill. It should surprise no one that my first (real) project was a set of dividers.
I grabbed a copy of the OnShape file that @Hirudin created and then realized I needed some good way to get it turned into an svg for the Glowforge. In hunting around I discovered an amazing add in for OnShape called Kiri:Moto ( https://grid.space ). The app is designed to do slicing for FDM…
Sadly I have only a short note to post from yesterday. Work (AKA real work) was busy and my all important Glowforge progress was frustrated by too many interruptions from pesky clients.
I am working on an idea for a toy, but the design is not quite there yet. I was doing all my prototyping with corrugated cardboard and did learn some interesting things about lasering the material.
Magnets are your friends, and the steel grid is great! Since the cardboard has a natural warp along the corrugatio…
They have some good information about the progress of the unit and software