Kickstarter: A Raspberry Pi-Powered 3D Printer OS


The Raspberry Pi credit card-sized personal computer has just been turned into the central driving component of 3D printers, solving one of the biggest issues with home-brewed additive manufacturing machines for the first time ever.

There have been some printers that used the board in the past, but they only used the Pi to send orders to an Arduino board, which subsequently had to do most of the work.

The new device, called Photon Elephant after its makers at Photon Elephant LLC, doesn’t do … (read more)

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