This is a compilation of the many, many issues that I have experienced with the Flux Studio software and printer during a solid week of attempted use.
I am starting to notice a pattern, could the application being written in node.js be causing the problems? It seem like the application is acting like a web page that have to be refreshed. Do you have on your roadmap to write native versions of the application?
The common theme in issues is that Flux Studio continuously loses connectivity with the printer.
Steps already taken
I have already scoured the forums, updated the to latest version of Flux Studio, installed the latest (and custom wifi version) of the firmware. None have addressed the habitual connectivity issues between the software and printer. In all of the scenarios below, the network connectivity light has been solid on the printer.
Cannot Detect FLUX Delta through Wi-Fi.
Flux Studio constantly and continuously gives this error. Even after the device had made a connection, it gives the error when idle for a few minutes. This occurs even when it initially finds it, even when an IP address is entered in the advanced settings; the printer has a solid network connection light on as well. When this happens, it removes the printer from the device menu.
Sometimes, the software sees the device when I click on “Device” in the right corner. Most of the time, it though.
I have also noticed that when this error occurs, several minutes after, OS X will presents a dialog asking if Flux Studio API can have access. Each and every time, i have to allow it. Afterwards, Flux studio can see the printer. I have noticed in the firewall settings multiple entries for the api. I also have the firewall set to allow incoming connection for Flux Studio.
Dropping connectivity during print
I have also experienced Flux Studio dropping connectivity with the printer during a print and not able to get it back.
Changing printer filament
When attempting to change the PLA, it takes at least clicking the menu option 3 times for the dialog window to appear. Afterwards, Flux Studio loses wifi connectivity with the printer.
After rebooting the printer and restarting Flux Studio, I was able to load the new filament; Promptly afterwards connectivity with the printer was lost. I have been unable to connect since.
When changing the filament, it doesn’t stop when the filament gets to the extruder head. Rather, the feeder motor makes a loud grinding noise and doesn’t stop feeding the filament. As a result, a long strand of filament continuously extrudes and doesn’t stop until i unplug the machine.
Scanner does nothing
Multiple attempts to use the scanner has Ended with failure. When enabling the scanning feature, I can see video of the printer bed. When I attempt to scan, it says “scanning”. However, nothing appears in the screen. And of course, Flux Studio states that it lost connection with the printer.