Evolution of a Blog

This blog has evolved as I have as a maker. It starts at the beginning of my journey where I began to re-tread my tires in the useful lore of micro electronics and the open-source software that can drive them. While building solutions around micro-electronics are still an occasional topic my more recent focus has been on the 3D Printing side of making.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Wireless Connection to 3D Printer

I can now send files to be printed on my new 3D Printer wirelessly!   All that was needed was a Toshiba Flash Air SD Card, some instructions on setup, and a pointer to those instructions from MadMike on the RepRap Forum.

This is really the Cats Meow.   Setup requires that you be comfortable with modifying hidden files using a Unix friendly text editor but was pretty straight forward.   The technique should work on any printer that prints from an SD Card.

Ironically I had the Flash Air card as I was being cheap and did not want to fork out for an Eye-Fi card after an old one died.  I did not like the Flash Air card as a photo device and broke down and got the Eye-Fi card instead.   I am glad to now have a use for the Flash Air card.

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