I believe we are in agreement here…
Gleaning information, on a forum such as this and others is the point of these forums… Experienced users often point new users to the solutions to their problems by pointing them to other posts… the whole point of a Forum is to share knowledge, experiences and occasionally Files.
Sharing information is the option of the person who posts said information, and if someone post a question…“my Z axis won’t move what do I do” people decide to answer or not… when someone post a “look at what I did” it is that persons option to share the files or not… And typically most of us do not mind sharing our work (unless the work is specifically “for Profit”)
my rant… was an effort to express how I do not understand the sudden increase of people asking outright for files … “Hey, does someone have an STL of a dog” or “Hey, nice project…share the file…” and the occasional hostility that I have seen when someone declines to “share” Or more recently, someone posting a picture of someone else’s completed project and just plain asking…“who has the G-code for this” without even a hint of whether or not they put any effort into trying to re-create the projects on thier own.
On THAT NOTE…
Sorry for hijacking this thread… @KennethKozar, your students have done GREAT work… I applaud their efforts on such a great project… and as the spouse of an educator, I wish to THANK YOU for what you do. I know it’s not always fame and glory.