Don’t apologize for being inexperienced! We were all new to this at some point. Even @jeffeb3 (I think @vicious1 has the pics to prove it, but there may be some blackmail involved). Heck, I’ve been knocking around here for some years now, and just drew my first crown last night.
Anyway, I don’t have anything useful to say about the SKR boards, but I wanted to assuage your concerns about being new around here (make sure you keep an eye out for the goat, don’t want your initiation derailed by porch pirates ).
I will repeat a few well-worn words of wisdom that will hopefully serve you well on your journey of discovery (of new and varied ways to use curse words):
- check your grub screws
- always attend your machine, it doesn’t care about you, your house, or your loved ones
- really, it’s a robot with a chunk of high-speed tool steel (or harder) spinning at incredible speed; assume it wants to kill you
- laser? it wants to blind you
- plasma? is your name Davros? Seriously…
- did you check your grub screws?
- that robot? probably knows how to start a fire, be prepared…
- honestly, if you have weird stepped shapes, or drifting edges, check your grub screws
- this is really a fun endeavour, don’t let it get under your skin, even when it seems to go tits up; grab a pint (or a bottle, or whatever your pleasure), and come back when you’ve cleared your aura
- never be afraid to ask questions here, there’s very, very few things that are considered poor form (e.g., don’t start with @turbinbjorn on transubstantiation) or will cause any sort of bad feelings (don’t nitpick IP licensing [it’s been done to death], and don’t show off pristine, ornate, multi-layer inlays as your first project with no indications of struggle [at least pretend to be human])