Makerbot is now offering cloud-based 3D printing with the new My MakerBot. This in-browser platform connects your networked 3D printers, Thingiverse accounts, orders and support cases all in one place.

 

You can upload, prepare files, print and then monitor their progress from any device, anywhere. This is an important new tool for schools because My MakerBot will broaden student access to 3D printers in Chromebook classrooms and makes it easier for educators to manage their use.

 

My MakerBot is simple to use:

 

- Connect your MakerBot 3D printer via WiFi or Ethernet
- Using MakerBot Print or the MakerBot Mobile app, add and authenticate your printer
- Login to My MakerBot to see all of your authenticated printers
- Upload an STL file, choose your settings and then print

 

In addition to offering broader access and simpler use, MakerBot collaborated with Autodesk Tinkercad to connect the popular K-12 design software directly to My MakerBot. This means that students will be able to 3D design in Tinkercad then export designs to My MakerBot and 3D print them without ever leaving their web browsers.

 

By connecting two powerful STEM learning tools, MakerBot are empowering educators so that they can equip their students with critical problem skills.