Time To Consolidate These Issues?
Ok, firstly this is just my opinion. but it is where I find myself at this time.
I would like to thank Hadley and Just Helping for trying to sort out the many and varied problems, but problems there are.
I am finding that trying to locate my problems similar to those raised in various forums etc. and get an answer applicable to me is becoming increasingly fraught.
BoXZY was claimed to be an out of the box, working machine. So, why isn't it for many of us? What proportion of supporters has managed to use BoXZY without problems using the supplied firmware, software and guides etc?
Are J4 using the same incarnation of BoXZY that we have been supplied with? Same software, PSU, cables etc? Are they using cables with ferrites? If so, why supply us without? If not, why are we advised that we need to add them? Is it only us people that had to fork out for a power converter that are having issues, or is it across the board?
In videos, J4 only seem to use the levelling platform for 3D printing, but it now gets mentioned in the laser setup, so this will throw the focus out?
My bugbear of the x/y axis position is responded by J4 rotating their machine 90° CCW. So why not put the logo on the side, instead of the front (or both)? But I often see it used facing the 'correct' way in videos!
Now the guides. Please, please, please, tell me you have grabbed people off the street, sat them down with the guides and watched how they get on without any employee input? This should produce guides that anyone can use. Publish them ASAP. I don't care if there are spelling or punctuation errors (and normally I do), we just want gudes that work and are not ambiguous.
A cable clip for the 2 cables at the back should have been an obvious addition to stop the continuous bending at the plugs and snagging on the corner?
Can we have all this consolidated in one location with guides, software and mechanical issues with solutions where proven, whether it's a FAQ, or something else?
Sorry if some of these things seem trivial, but I have spent hours and days of wasted time trying to sort out problems with software and technology in the past, including input into a 3-axis co-ordinate measuring machine design and now that I am retired, every hour is valuable to me, so I don't have the energy, or time to waste any more!
We love the BoXZY concept, but just want to be able to use it. I'm not alone in this am I?
Is this a good question?