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3D Printing: Build Your Own 3D Printer and Print Your Own 3D Objects by James Floyd Kelly

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4. Configuring the Software

Successfully building a 3D printer is an amazing accomplishment. If you’ve finished building your own Printrbot Simple (or have just received a preassembled unit), you’re ready to move forward with the next step of the 3D printing process. It’s all about the software now, and as you’ll discover in this chapter, you need to know a few things about the specialized software used by hobbyists to print in plastic.

If you’re ready to get started with the software part of the process, you should download and read over the “Simple Getting Started Guide” that the Printrbot team has created just for the Simple. It’s a PDF file that explains which software to download and install and how to test your Simple to make sure everything ...

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