Bob, I agree with Mariss, no need to go away, but I would sure like an answer to the question that was posed to you when the suggestion to go away was offered. Do you own a Brain?
I do, and there are several others that do, but for the most part, the people who own them do not seem to be the ones complaining. That is not to say that we are not frustrated as well, but I think, possibly, we do see the forest, in spite of the trees.
I have made this statement here before, and I will repeat it once more. Bruce invested his life savings into this project and when the opportunity came up for a unbelievable job he took it. Who amoung us would not have done the same thing? The taking of that job made it necessary to scale back some on the Brain, but it hasn't stopped. He knows that many are angry at him, but it is one of those things he is going to make someone unhappy regardless of his decisions. I personally would rather make some of you unhappy than my creditors, and I firmly believe you would do the same.
As to my own CNC Brain, I have yet to hook it up because I only need the double closed loop for a very large foot print machine and cannot afford glass scales. I have, and will continue to wait on Bruce, and support him because I need affordable long scales, and he is working on those. Could I use them right now.....sure. Am I angry because he doesn't have them finished? In no way, because I know what it is to be a husband and father and have the need to provide, regardless of the cost.
Peu, Mariss has a supporting cast surrounding him to allow him the time to dedicate to development. Bruce didn't. I know he has been trying to add people in those supporting roles, but I have no idea how that is coming.
Carbidebob, Bruce did not take money but he sold product. Big difference. In addition, the product worked like advertized, other than a few bugs, which Mariss can attest to, happens. If you have a CNCBrain, and it doesn't work, you have a complaint but otherwise it seems to me your statements are "pot stirring"!
kmcwhq I saved my comments to you for last! These machines you talk about? What are they? Do they currently have glass scales on them? Do you own a CNCBrain? If not, I will make you a deal right here, right now. If you meet certain requirements, I will sell you my CNCBrain for 1/2 price with the agreement that you publicly agree to either sell it back to me for same, or replace it at a later date, and that you publicly do your build here on the Zone with a new thread, lots of photos and step by step descricptions of your retrofit. The key issue is that you must have a machine that is in good condition mechanically, and it must have glass scales already mounted and in good condition? Interested?