Anyone who currently owns a 3D printer and would like to control it wirelessly may be interested in a new piece of hardware created by Joseph Sungpil Choi called Waggle. Which not only adds wireless control capabilities but also a camera enabling you to see your 3D print in progress from wherever you may be directly from your smartphone.
The companion application allows you to both control your 3D printer as well as monitor the printing process using the live stream video or periodic snapshots depending on your needs. Watch the video below to learn more about Waggle which is taken to Kickstarter this week to raise the $10,000 needed to take the design into production.
Access a live video stream or periodically updating snapshots of your print jobs, and be aware of your printer’s status at all times through our notification system. Control your printer from anywhere with a WiFi connection, from the comfort of your mobile device.
Slice and store your 3D models with the Waggle Cloud for the complete, on-the-go experience. The Waggle integrates seamlessly with Dropbox, Google Drive, and iCloud for as much storage as you need, and on top of that, we offer 250 MB of storage on our own servers!
For personal remote control of your Waggle-connected 3D printer, all you need to do is upload a 3D model, slice it using our cloud-slicing software, press play, and enjoy the show. In addition to a live video feed, you get live temperature logs for the nozzle and heatbed, and status updates and alarms when anything changes.
The Waggle’s web and mobile-based platform was designed from the ground-up to be your 3D printing community hub, allowing you to share access to your 3D printer with as few or as many students as you need.
For more information on the new Waggle jump over to the Indiegogo website for details by following the link below.
Source: KickstarterFiled Under: Gadgets News