1. Gerhard de Clercq's Avatar
    RepRap Phone Host, the revolutionary 3D printing app you should remember from the YouTube video below has just undergone its initial release on the Windows Phone 8 marketplace. The app is free for the moment but beware, this arrangement will only be for a week or two in an effort to get it trending where after it will come in at the minimum price point.


    The purpose of this so called revolutionary app is to allow you to 3D print a 3D model directly from your smartphone using a Bluetooth enabled RepRap type 3D printer. For more specifics on how it works and how you can get it working on your printer please visit bananna3d.com. At the moment you will have to modify your 3D printer electronics to support Bluetooth but if there is a great enough demand Bananna3D will consider producing their GAPS board used on their printer that can be seen in the video. If interested please send an email to gerhard@bananna3d.com or reply to this thread. What makes this app unique over existing alternatives (that can only be found on Android) is that this app is the only currently available app that we are aware of that allows a user to print directly from a 3D (.stl) model. The reason for this is that the app is supposedly the only mobile application that contains a 3D printing slicer which allows a 3D model to be processed into a 3D printing toolpath (.gcode). All existing alternatives only work from of an existing toolpath file. Here follows a summary of the major features:

    Possibly the first mobile app with a 3D printing slicer
    Connects to a 3D printer through Bluetooth
    Can open external .stl (model) file
    Can open external .gcode (toolpath) file
    Can render .stl model
    Can visualize .gcode toolpath
    Displays .gcode file text
    Runs under lock screen
    Extensive list of slicer settings
    Supports all tile sizes (not live yet though)

    Store link: RepRap Phone Host | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
    01-09-2014 11:36 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Thanks for bringing a new app to the attention of the members of WPCentral. This looks useful and interesting. Good luck with your app.
    01-10-2014 01:13 AM
  3. Gerhard de Clercq's Avatar
    Thanks for bringing a new app to the attention of the members of WPCentral. This looks useful and interesting. Good luck with your app.
    Thanks a lot, but I would really appreciate it if someone could help spread the word about this app.
    01-10-2014 01:37 AM

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