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January 1, 2015 AT 9:00 am

Free open source wireless #3dprinting with Astroprint #3DThursday

Today we’re taking a first look at with Astro Print for Raspberry Pi. AstroPrint is free, open source software for wirelessly managing 3D printers. It features a mobile friendly user interface that works across multiple devices and screen resolutions.

This makes 3D printing easier to manage, eliminating the need for SD cards or manually controlling via USB. Astroprint also works in the cloud, so you can manage prints anywhere through a web browser!
The AstroPrint software is derived from the OctoPrint project and available for the Raspberry Pi and other Linux boards.

Full tutorial
https://learn.adafruit.com/astroprint-3d-printing

Download Astroprint
http://astroprint.com/


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