MakerBot Software | Mobile 1.1, Made for Your iPad
| by Ben Millstein
In June, we announced a major expansion of our MakerBot 3D Ecosystem with the release of the MakerBot Desktop, MakerBot PrintShop, and MakerBot Mobile apps.
Today, we’re enhancing this powerful suite of 3D printing software with MakerBot Mobile version 1.1 and a new design created specifically for the iPad. It includes new ways to explore and share designs on the MakerBot Thingiverse 3D Design Community. We’ll also be adding the ability to start a print directly from your iPad or iPhone with our next firmware release (see below for details).
Download MakerBot Mobile 1.1 from the Apple App Store nowSimple, Elegant Design for the iPad
If you’re an iPad owner, you’re going to love the new grid layout we’ve created for viewing Thingiverse and your MakerBot Cloud Library. We’ve overhauled Thingiverse browsing in particular, making it more intuitive to explore. Let us know what you think of the new experience!
Browse Thingiverse in Style
With MakerBot Mobile, you already have hundreds of thousands of 3D downloadable digital designs at your fingertips wherever you go. MakerBot Mobile 1.1 takes advantage of the iPad’s larger screen size and higher resolution to make Thingiverse easier and more intuitive to browse.
Coming Soon: Start a Print Remotely
In our original release, we gave you the ability to change filament or cancel a print remotely. With our next version of firmware for our MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers, we’ll add something crucial to this list of remotely activated features in MakerBot Mobile 1.1: the ability to start a print on your iPad or iPhone from anywhere within range of your MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer’s Wi-Fi network.
As soon as you’re ready to print remotely, MakerBot Mobile 1.1 will display a recent image of your build plate so you can check to see if the coast is clear before you begin your print.
How to Upgrade Your Firmware
To activate the remote printing feature, as well as a host of other improvements to MakerBot hardware and software products, please update your MakerBot device with the latest firmware when it’s released in the coming weeks. To update your firmware, first connect to a MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer using MakerBot Desktop. From there, select the Update Firmware option in the Devices menu of MakerBot Desktop.