Jan 15, 2014

RepRap Phone Host 3d printing app is released into Windows mobile phone ecosystem

Bananna3d is 3D printing technologies company in Pretoria, South Africa run by Gerhard de Clercq and Pieter Scholz. They successfully developed Windows mobile phone 3d printing application.

From app description:
RepRap Phone Host is a Windows Phone 8 application that allows you to process and then ultimately 3D print STL format 3D models on your "RepRap" type 3D printer running "Repetier" firmware and in possession of a Bluetooth serial bridge.
It includes a STL and GCode render as well as our in-house developed "Bananna Chopper" slicing engine. As far as we know this is the first app the allows a model to be sliced on a smartphone.
To get the app up and running all you need is to add a Bluetooth serial bridge to your 3D printer (there is a tutorial on the RepRap site), pair with it in the Bluetooth menu and then just select it from the drop down menu inside the app and connect to it.
NOTE: This app requires a "RepRap" type printer with "Repetier" firmware and a Bluetooth serial bridge. As long as you have a "RepRap" type 3D printer you should be able to find information on how to load "Repetier" firmware on it as well as how to add a Bluetooth serial bridge.
This app has the ability to open .stl and .gcode files from email etc. as well as the ability to upload all internal STL and GCode files to your SkyDrive folders.

I have a feeling that Microsoft will react to this ... maybe buy it (them) ...

If you want it on your Windows phone here is the MS store link:


Company page:


RepRap Phone Host page:


Here is the first post about this app when they were still just students and not a company: