So you have already gotten yourself a decent 3D printer? You can take it to the next level with PrintToPeer’s Raspberry Pi upgrade. This lets you connect your 3D printer to the web and mobile apps. PrintToPeer makes Makerbot and Marlin 3D printers more user-friendly. What’s neat is you can share your 3D printer and its settings with others easily when you have a solution like this.
PrintToPeer offers mobile notifications, which means your 3D printer can send you status updates over SMS or e-mail. You can also monitor your print on the web from anywhere. The developers host Slic3r, Cura, and Makerbot slicers on powerful servers, so you don’t have to. PrintToPeer is open source and developer friendly. You can support this project on Indiegogo.