Use any smartphone or tablet as an effective 3D printer interface


No more wires are needed with this amazing 3D printing software

3D printing (opens in new tab) has taken the world by storm in the past few years with everything from skateboards and food to bionic arms being created using the amazing technology. This latest software aims to make even the beginner comfortable with 3D printing.

AstroPrint is a software platform that performs all the functions of your favorite printer controllers and slicers, but with some huge benefits that include wireless printing, slicing intelligence, camera support and online file storage. The AstroBox allows you to connect to, and control, your 3D printer over wifi from phones, computers, and tablets whilst slices, organises, and stores your designs in the cloud.

Funded on Kickstarter within 24 hours, you can still get your hands on the products over on the AstroPrint (opens in new tab) page. Founders 3Dagogo have over 40 years combined experience in the field and this offering certainly shows they know exactly what they're doing.

What do you think about AstroPrint? Let us know in the comments box below!

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Sammy Maine

Sammy Maine was a founding member of the Creative Bloq team way back in the early 2010s, working as a Commissioning Editor. Her interests cover graphic design in music and film, illustration and animation. Since departing, Sammy has written for The Guardian, VICE, The Independent & Metro, and currently co-edits the quarterly music journal Gold Flake Paint.