Android Bluetooth Reprap App
by pipakin, published
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: sparkfun.com/products/10269
Custom Sprinter Firmware: https://github.com/pipakin/Sprinter
Code is available here: github.com/pipakin/Android-Bluetooth-Reprap
Market Link: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.hermit.btreprap
Market Link (free): https://market.android.com/details?id=com.hermit.btreprap.free
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
Inquiry scan to show unpaired devices
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)
You need to pair with your bluetooth device BEFORE running the program. The program only queries for already bonded devices.
After a conversation with Kliment, I think it should be fine to attach it to the primary serial port, as long as both the bluetooth module and the usb aren't trying to send at the same time.
- Added upload option to send files to the RepRap
- Added bed temperature support
- Get a Bluetooth module
- Wire it to the rx/tx lines
- Install the app on your android
- Pair with the Bluetooth module
- Run the app and select the appropriate device.
- Print with only your phone!