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Has anyone looked it how complex it would be to create/enhance software for 3D printers? 3D printing and BitCoin recently have tingled my interest. HA



There’s been a lot of open-source development for 3D printer software over the last decade or so! I’ve only done minimal tinkering with the software, but my impression is: 1) it’s pretty complex with lots of components, and 2) community openness and documentation makes it easier. The major software parts are the firmware running on your printer’s microcontroller (Marlin, Repetier-Firmware etc); the host software on your computer (Repetier-host, prontrface, etc); and the slicing program that turns a 3-D file into printer g-code (Slic3r, skeinforge, etc)