Sharebox3D Lets You Share 3D Printers With Friends, Family, Enemies

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The folks behind Sharebot, a simple 3D printer, have taken to Indiegogo to introduce Sharebox3D, a system for sharing 3D printers with remote users. The app, which works on smartphones and tablets, allows you to choose a model and print it just as you would print a document on a 2D printer.

The app lets you store model files (STLs) and slice them on the fly, turning them into models that a 3D printer can then print. When connected to a compatible printer you can also activate prints and monitor them as they happen via webcam and notifications.

Thus far only Makerbot has done a good job of phone-based printer control which opens a wide avenue for apps like this one. Write the creators:

Sharebox3D has a full compatibility with every 3D printer that uses a Marlin firmware: this allows you to work with the majority of 3D…

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Sharebox3D Lets You Share 3D Printers With Friends, Family, Enemies