Many are the occasions when we would like to have some way of controlling our home 3D printer directly from some type of display. In response to this request from many users, the guys from AstroPrint, a startup based in San Diego (United States) that a few months ago became known thanks to a software for 3D printing quite interesting, they present us AstroBox Touch, an external touch screen that you can connect to your machine.
Before going into detail, let you know that we are facing one of the most interesting projects that you can find today on Kickstarter, so much so that, in less than 3 hours, they have managed to exceed the 10.000 dollars that they themselves had set as a goal to develop commercially a product that, as the heart of it, incorporates nothing less than a Raspberry Pi.
Give your 3D printer a touch screen thanks to the project created by AstroPrint.
Thanks to AstroBox Touch, you can synchronize your home or professional 3D printer, this point is indifferent, both to your computer and to your mobile or tablet. Among the possibilities offered by this external screen, it should be noted that it will allow you to inspect the printing bed at any time, start or stop the printer work, receive notifications about the printing status, send STL models to print from different websites ... everything it from anywhere in the world.
If you are interested in a product like the AstroBox Touch, tell you that according to its creators it is compatible with 80% of 3D printers on the market as well as with iOS and Android devices. The price of each unit, because it is on sale per launch, is $ 100.