I’m really sorry for the inconvenience you have been. We’ve found a bug in FLUX Studio V0.2.17 that is replicated from 0.2.15, due to human error. So if you were using FLUX Studio for the first time, V0.2.17 will fail on connecting. This bug doesn’t affect people who have installed V0.2.16 and made the connection with the printer.
We’ve decided to set up a more reliable software releasing convention to prevent similar mistake happens again. V0.2.16 will now be tagged as stable version as many of you have successfully using it. We were too eager to push V0.2.17, due to the connection stability issue it solved. V0.3.x will be only labeled as stable after tested with several iterations.
We still encourage you to try out the newest version if you already got the printer to work and want further features. But now new users will be encouraged using stable version to avoid bugs in new versions.
Regarding WiFi connection, our main mistake is that we’ve underestimated the complexity of wireless environments, and early users may found the machine is hard to be detected in Windows, the issue can be addressed by setting the IP address in FLUX Studio V0.3.0+.
Some of the users may found the micro-USB broke off. The good news is the feature of the micro-USB port is only for WiFi Setting, and it will be replaced with direct settings with station mode, as well as setting with USB Drive. We’ll take full responsibility on this design defect, however, RMA all these machines with DHL will be both time-and-cost ineffective, so we’re now designing a customized cable that can be attached to the extension port ( in the top cap ), which has the exact same functionality of micro-USB port.
We’ve also heard the request for printing with micro-USB cable. However, in current hardware design, the UART port is shared by both the toolhead and micro-USB, which caused a tradeoff that using micro-USB while printing becomes almost impossible, and implementing switching protocol will be limited by the transfer speed. A good news is utilizing USB Type A port may be a solution, and we’re now researching the possibility of it.
Finally, thank you for reading this long post. I admit that there is still much for us to learn, and there are lots things can be improved. The FLUX Software Team is doing the best effort to solve issues we’ve found in various system environments, we made mistakes, we fixed it. This is a product with continuous upgrades, and you can find new features pretty much every two weeks. To make the product better and better, we’ll need your continuous support.