If you’ve ever wondered whether the pricier 3D printers are worth the splurge,
here’s some exciting news: even budget-friendly 3D printers can step up their game with a bit of tuning. But do you know what makes the more expensive models stand out?
Those excellent features make your 3D printing journey even more delightful!
Imagine this: a prosumer 3D printer that boasts a camera inside its casing, allowing you to keep tabs on your print right from your smartphone.
Pretty cool, right?
The downside is, turning your ordinary 3D printer into a fancy one with such features can be a tough nut to crack if its control board isn’t upgradable. But hang on, because here comes PrintLinx to save the day!
Printlinx is making a splash
PrintLinx is about to make a grand entrance,
promising to add a splash of connectivity to any 3D printer that’s got an SD card slot.
Though we don’t have all the nitty-gritty details just yet,
word on the street is that it’ll soon launch through a CrowdSupply campaign. Exciting stuff!
Now, let’s get to the good part. What exactly is PrintLinx and what can it do for you? Well, think of it as a magician’s hat for your 3D printer – it’s like a network-connected SD card.
What does that mean? You can wirelessly transfer your G-code files from your computer or smartphone.
And here’s the kicker – as far as your trusty 3D printer knows,
it’s just reading files from a standard SD card. Sneaky, right? But here’s where the magic happens:
PrintLinx can read and write to that SD card, so it can keep the content fresh and updated. It’s got its own built-in Wi-Fi mojo and hosts a user-friendly web interface where you can upload those new files with ease.
Oh, and hold onto your seats because they’re even planning to roll out webcam functionality to keep an eye on your prints in action.
The only small catch is that PrintLinx won’t do the printing initiation dance for you;
you’ll still have to give your printer a gentle nudge to start.
The most remarkable thing about PrintLinx is that it’s a modular wonderland.
You can chain together multiple SD card adapters, giving you the power to send files to not one, but multiple printers through a single PrintLinx host device.
And here’s the cherry on top: the host board is driven by a clever little ESP32 microcontroller that keeps the costs from spiralling out of control. Trust me, this isn’t going to break the bank.
And here’s the real icing on the cake – PrintLinx isn’t just confined to the world of 3D printing.
machine, or doodah with an external SD card slot can hop on the PrintLinx bandwagon and enjoy the ride.
So, get ready to level up your 3D printing game and beyond with PrintLinx—the future of connectivity is looking pretty darn awesome! Stay tuned for more updates, and let’s embrace a world of smarter, smoother, and more connected 3D printing.