The issue has everything to do with my lack of experience and knowledge. I’m like a monkey with a typewriter wanting to create the poetry of Rilke - but on the Polyprinter. I bang on the keys and nothing happens. I even brought my own filament!!! Never got around to opening the package. I saw the sign “Don’t remove the filament when cold”. Left well enough alone.
Rob was kind enough to go through the process of printing a part before COVID made a mess of everything. I just need to go through the machine setup, slicing and printing.
I will say this about the computer dedicated to the Polyprinter. I found the mouse cursor difficult to see and the mouse itself oversensitive.
The KISSlicer interface was also difficult to navigate. I downloaded KISSlicer v1.6.2 on my home computer and navigating the file system was effortless. Might there be an upgrade?
The combination of the mouse cursor size and visibility and the general comfort of the space left a great deal to be wished for. I also found the space very dusty, dirty and cluttered.
I’m not one to complain but to help make it better.
My wife tells me I could do a better job when I clean things. I’m better at organizing space. I learned never to refer people to her for any of my job recommendations. She IS impeccably honest.
If I could use my home computer to slice my .stl files and bring in the g-code that would be great. When I do that I get warnings that certain settings have not been established. (I don’t know what they are or how to change them but I forgot what Rob told me).
A class setting would be nice to get a refresher or meet up at the space and work on my computer to get parameters properly established. But perhaps I could just “tag along” as you started a job and I could ask questions and make notes. Open to ideas.