I’m amongst the ones still waiting. I just want to say, though, how thrilled I am that this forum is taking on a new spirit. I’ve been reading and sometimes posting here for the last couple of years. Instead of going to the bad news first thing in the morning, I go to the glowforge forum and see what I missed.
Remember the rollercoaster… The excitement and the disappointment. The speculation and the anger. All of us routing for this company while speculating if they can pull it off. People sharing their ideas and dreams of what they will make.
Then the PRU people started to make stuff. We became voyeurs. It was great to see what they were making, and I have to admit, I was a bit jealous.
As more and more units are shipping, a new wave of creativity has emerged. We are a pretty creative bunch of folks. In our hands is this new tool and we are not going to hold back.
From signs to pill dispensers to carousels, I don’t think we’ve seen anything yet. Thank you all for sharing. I have to say I will miss the original forum. We were involved in something thrilling together. There was a lot of risk, emotions, and excitement.
For those of us still waiting it will still be a bittersweet experience. I just try to revel in my community’s creativity and achievements. When I get mine, I may feel a little uncomfortable expressing my excitement to the community because I know how it feels for those don’t have one yet. But at the end of the day, we will all have a laser cutter in our work space.
To @dan and his team, you got this far. We are proud of you. But know that this community is not done with you yet. We expect glowforges in the hands of our International cousins as soon as possible. We expect the alignment to be perfect, the pass-through to work, and for all of those features and functions that were originally promised to be working in short order.
As the machines roll out, I have greater confidence that you can do all these things.
I said all this because I woke up and was present to the gratitude I feel for being involved in this community. Thank you all.
Now go make something.