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* Bluetooth Reprap

market download An early development version of the Bluetooth RepRap control app. Interfaces with a Bluetooth serial module that is connected to the RepRap's rx/tx lines.

If you want to use it with an alt serial port, you'll need to use my sprinter fork that has alt serial support. As a bonus, this version of sprinter also supports the high(er) speed file transfer that is built in to the app.

This SHOULD also be compatible with makerbots as long as you're willing to mod the electronics.

Bluetooth module i used:
Custom Sprinter Firmware:
Code is available here:

Axis movement and homing
Temperature control (temperature status NYI)
SD card listing
Printing from SD Card
Pushing files to the RepRap SD card
Printing directly from the android phone
High(er) speed file transfer with custom Sprinter firmware

Installation manual for Bluetooth module

Known Issues:
If Bluetooth isn't enabled, it can sometimes cause a force close.
If the Bluetooth signal isn't good enough the app might get stuck on initialization.
If the phone goes to sleep the Bluetooth connection doesn't re-initialize properly (for now the program won't let the phone sleep)


1. Get a Bluetooth module
2. Wire it to the rx/tx lines
3. Install the app on your android
4. Pair with the Bluetooth module
5. Run the app and select the appropriate device.
6. Print with only your phone!

Recent changes:
* Added upload option to send files to the RepRap
* Added bed temperature support

Content rating: Everyone

Author: Philip Kin
Version: 0.3.0
Market link: com.hermit.btreprap
Web site:

Source code:
Code license:
Market downloads: <50
Market rating: 0.0 / 5.0
Category: Top:/Applications/Tools

Added: 2012-04-30
Updated: 0000-00-00
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