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Wanhao AstroPrint Box

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The Wanhao AstroPrint Box give you and your printers the freedom to slice, prepare and print from anywhere with an internet connection!

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The world of 3D Printing is certainly an exciting one, and because the technology is still relatively new to hobbyists, many of the accessories, upgrades and extras that come out are still exciting, bringing brand new functionalities or features to the table that take us by surprise with their innovative approach. The Wanhao AstroPrint Box is a great example of exciting 3D Printing Accessories, as it’s designed to add extra functionality to almost any FDM printer, in the same way that OctoPrint does, but without any of the extra hassles that OctoPrint requires.

Whereas OctoPrint is an advanced system that requires some prior knowledge of 3D Printers and Raspberry Pi to get working, AstroPrint takes all of that hassle away and makes the entire process beginner-friendly, with an elegantly simple box that connects to your 3D Printer and the internet, allowing you to print wirelessly, utilise the cloud server and cloud-slicing software, and essentially eliminate a lot of manual processes involved in 3D Printing. Compatible with almost all of the FDM Printers on the market, the Wanhao AstroPrint Box is the ideal solution to building your very own printer farm – or simply making your life as a 3D Maker a lot more convenient and enjoyable.

Additionally, as a final cherry on top, the Wanhao AstroPrint Box also offers a desktop and mobile app that you can use to connect with and print from your 3D printer, allowing you (and potential customers) the most convenient way to 3D Print from the comfort of almost anywhere you please.

 

Wanhao AstroPrint Box  -  Technical Specifications:

  • Touchscreen Size

– 3.5” (480 x 320)

  • Touchscreen Type

– Full-Colour Resistive (Pressure Sensitive)

  • Primary Motherboard

– Raspberry Pi 3

  • File Transfer Methods

– USB / Desktop App / Mobile App

  • Connectivity

– WiFi / USB A / Ethernet / Micro USB

  • Distinct Features

– Cloud Printing from Anywhere with Internet

– Powerful Cloud Slicing Software

– Automatic Integration with Thingiverse and MyMiniFactory

– Up to 2GB of Free Cloud Storage for Print Files

– Dedicated Desktop and Mobile Applications

– Online Camera Compatible

– Partner Access with Job Queueing: For Professional 3D Printing Services

  • Setup/Installation

– Intuitive “Easy Setup Wizard”

  • 3D Printer Compatibility

Confirmed Compatibilities List

 

Typical Applications for the Wanhao AstroPrint Box:

Due to the surprisingly diverse range of 3D Printers that the AstroBox is compatible with, it can be used on almost any FDM 3D Printer on the market, with free access to the online cloud for up to two 3D Printers. Additionally, AstroPrint have made a concerted effort to get in touch with 3D Printer manufacturers like Wanhao, Creality, MakerBot and many more in order to allow them to update their “Ideal 3D Printer Settings” for users to utilise. This eliminates the process of having to “Dial In” your printer, as you can simply use the manufacturer-recommended settings – which get updated relatively often as changes are made or new ideal settings are identified.

Finally, it’s important to note that each printer that you want to connect will require its own AstroPrint Box. And then, if you want to add more than two printers (The limit for free subscription) to your online portal, you will need to pay a subscription fee. We feel that this is quite fair, since the software is designed to make the entire process as easy as possible, and if you want more functionality for a professional setup, then you may want to look into OctoPrint instead.

With that being said, for anyone who only plans on having one or two 3D Printers and doesn’t want to learn the complicated processes of setting up OctoPrint, the Wanhao AstroPrint Box is an excellent choice that saves you time and hassle, while giving you the freedom to control your 3D Printers from anywhere with an internet connection – including starting, stopping and slicing prints, as well as changing settings like nozzle temperature.

 

The following video is a great demonstration of how easy the setup process is, with a quick walkthrough of the functionality that the AstroPrint Box offers:

 

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Wanhao have been supplying 3D Printers internationally since as early as 2012, and have rapidly garnered a world-renowned reputation for quality machines, parts and components. After originally banding together as a group of friends and purchasing a Makerbot Thing-O-Matic, they created their own “Duplicator 1” 3D Printer, which was essentially a replica of the Thing-O-Matic, with slight modifications and alterations to make it better suit typical users.


Wanhao’s strengths have always stemmed from the fact that they are both 3D Makers and 3D Printer Manufacturers, which allows them to understand the needs of the end user when developing new models or upgrades. It is the same reason why they always make sure to stock spares of all of the different parts and components, because they believe that you should never have to buy an entirely new printer if one part breaks, and should instead be able to simply replace whichever part is broken.


There are few 3D Printing manufacturers with as much experience and reputation as Wanhao, which is why we have chosen them as one of our top suppliers here at DIYElectronics. Not only do they continue to bring out exciting new models and upgrades for existing models, but they also align with our own company culture and values by proactively supplying all of the spare parts that customers might need – so that you, as an end user, never have to source spares or alternatives if you have problems with faulty or broken parts throughout the lifespan of your 3D Printer.