I recieved my Journeyman this week & after setting up & having some trial runs, the following are a few suggestions for you guys to tweak.
Disclaimer: I’m in Australia, so any replacements/repairs/upgrades are likely to take longer than the US conterparts, so please keep that in mind when reading these setup review comments.
I’ll put these in point format, just for ease
Consider providing some sort of update for customers, whether it be weekly, fortnightly or whatever. Being in Australia after placing order, I had no contact or update email until product was being shipped. Now that may be ok for land based delivery between Canada & US, but its a long way down under & i’ll admit to some trepidation. However, in saying that, when i ordered some extras (spindel mount & breakout board), late in the process, these were added to my existing order without qualm & that was with 1 days notice, so kudos to 1F there.
Everything was packed well & transport updates through DHL were good, so was comforting when getting freight updates.
Please consider the following.-
Add an extra 500mm to the standard cabling. I ordered the extensions & just as well, because the standard cables for the 2 front axis are only JUST long enough, provided the controller is basically right at the point of connection to the X axis. I was conscious of trying to locate the controller away from the “dust zone” but was severely limited due to cable length.
Being in Australia i requested the controller be configured for 240v & yes the controller was, however the small monitor wasn’t & had a US plug on, consequently after searching for what i thought was a compatible power supply & connected up, only to find it wasn’t, so subsequently cooked the touch screen monitor. Again if i was US based this may not be an issue, but being so far away it becomes an issue.
The controller has the “OneFinity” toolpath already installed, however after some testing & info from this forum, i was informed that the code will not run by the end user & is for 1F staff when testing…Well if the end user cant run it, then delete it from the controller, or make it known that it has specific code for 1F staff
One of the videos shows connection to a computer once connected to a network, which i think is great, however there appears to be a serious glitch as (after frying the supplied monitor) using my laptop i had numerous issues trying to run programs/toolpaths, this was overcome by connecting a monitor direct to the controller so there is some obvious glitch in the wireless connection. This should be addressed in the next firmware update as i much prefer to upload gcode via wireless, than the cumbersome method of usb sticks, it is 2022 after all
I’ve had the machine for only 4 days & am really pleased with the purchase, but think if you consider some of the points above, it will only enhance an already impeccable reputation.
If in the coming weeks of discovery & utilsation of this equipment I think of some other minor improvements, then i will add them to this thread