Those of you who are lucky to have a 3D printer know how much fun they are. You can create all kinds of neat things with a decent 3D printer, but you will have to do your homework to learn a thing or two about the art of 3D printing. Tools such as AstroPrint can only enrich your experience. AstroPrint is an exciting tool that adds WiFi 3D printing capability to your machine. You will be able to slice, store, and 3D print right from your iOS/Android phone or tablet.
AstroPrint creates its own WiFi network, so even if your internet goes down, you can print from your phone.. You can access it on the Internet. This is a self-optimizing and self-updating solution. AstroPrint also supports live viewing of your 3D printer. It has two parts: the AstroBox allows you to control your 3D printer over WiFi. AstroPrint.com takes care of slicing and storing your designs. You can also connect to your box through this website.
The AstroBox software is open source. The developers have used pcDuino V2 and pcDuino3S in these boxes. The above 3D printers should be compatible. This awesome product is seeking funding on Kickstarter right now.
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