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OctoPrint Calls Upon the 3D Printing Community to Come to the Rescue

by • April 21, 2016 • No Comments

  • It is been a little over a year since we last talked to Gina Häußge, the manufacturer of the open-source 3D printing web interface OctoPrint, which allowed 3D printing device users to remotely control and monitor their devices. With an open source foundation, the OctoPrint interface has been able-bodied to adapt and expand since it was founded in 2012 (originally under the name Printer WebUI). After picking up sponsorship of BQ in 2014, the Spain-based funder not long ago revealed they may be pulling away of the OctoPrint project in the coming days, leaving Häußge in an incredibly unlucky situation. So, Häußge has decided to take to the community funding platform Patreon, where she is asking the 3D printing community to assist her store the 3D printing device web interface going sturdy.


    Last week, Häußge broke the entire situation down in an OctoPrint Google+ post, where she expressed gratitude for her previous sponsors, but in addition created it clear which she’s in require of assistance to store the web interface running. OctoPrint is nothing short of a full-time job for Häußge, and without BQ’s sponsorship, it can be not easy for the manufacturer to store growing upon her remote 3D printing interface without a few financial assistance. But there is a somber tone in Häußge’s post, she remains optimistic of what she can go on to do if she is able-bodied to find funding.

    “You’ve seen what I’ve been able-bodied to do over the past couple of years. I promise you which if I’m able-bodied to go on working at this level of involvement, additional awea few things are going to take place. If you love OctoPrint and believe in its future and my skills to get it there, please consider supporting me on Patreon,”Häußge writes.


    There are a few certainly neat rewards Häußge is offering funders on Patreon. For $3, donators can get a vote in the new showcases which can come to OctoPrint, while $5 can get you a scheduled video chat with Häußge herself (note: all donations obtain a virtual hug).OctoPrint is a symbol of importance inside the open-source 3D printing community, and hopes to go on playing which role. With community funding, Häußge is confident she can go on working on OctoPrint as a full-time job, but actually if she must step away, she notes which the interface can remain open sourced and readily on the market-bodied. “But no matter how things turn out, OctoPrint can of course remain open source, and you will always have what’s may already there to use and improve on, actually if I have to step away of it,”she writes.

    Go to her Patreon page in the present day and assist store “the snappy web interface for your 3D printing device” snapping on.

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