I would like to start this thread to collect some ideas on how to improve the 2.0 version. I just received mine about a week ago and after some playing with the unit, I found areas for improvement.
1: I like the little screen that has some cool features and internal memory too. I noticed that the screen sometimes takes long time to pause or cancel the active job and when connected to a PC during active job, it basically shows that you’re connected and when you try to disconnect, it says that active job (print in my case) will also be cancelled if I disconnect from my PC. That is a bug, because the print is stored locally and doesn’t need the PC to proceed.
Additional screen features suggestion
I would like to see something like LG IQ has. A mobile app, where you can easily see the same thing as on the screen and operate the unit remotely. It would be nice to get a notification once the job is finished. The unit could also have an option to play a sound (maybe few tones to choose from )
I will ignore the fact that the unit is pretty loud, which is ok with me, but you can’t really print in the same room where you watch TV for example.
Many members complain about the heated bed taking too long to warm up. The prints I do take many hours and those 5 minutes won’t really change much.
I would like to point out that the Luban software should warn users about not having support set before printing. I had to do a bit of research to figure out how to do this and it would be a good feature to avoid failed prints.
The unit has such a great design, but I was surprised to have all those cables just hanging there or being pushed under the frame. This could be done better for sure. I would also add more visible markings on the main unit to distinguish the cable sockets easier. Maybe little LED lights with proper identification.
It is still buggy, but it works eventually. As mentioned above, it would be great to have this done similarly like LG IQ, where the units are linked via online account. That constant authentication request is bit annoying and technically you shouldn’t have to do it once you authorise the device. It would be good to have an option to create and manage a print queue from the PC or mobile phone for example. Have an option to save a history log of the prints and repeat them from the log file.
Another good feature would be to have folders in the file system of the unit and let’s say that I’ll start printing the first file in the folder with specific settings - quality and ratio etc. Then there would be an option to print all files with that exact setting and save it in the print queue. The queue would show the times of the prints and have option to move the jobs up or down. If I took it bit too far, I’d like to see the planned finish day and time of the print (given that I’d remove the print and set the bed for new job within reasonable window) This could be really handy to plan jobs more efficiently and have them finish when I’m up and not at 3am for example.
I will be adding more suggestions as I go and hopefully there will be some feedback and contributions from other members.