OTTAWA, Canada, Mar 5, 2015 – 3Dponics Inc., creator of the first 3D-printable hydroponics system, is releasing its first MakerBot-Ready App: the 3Dponics Customizer. The app is currently one of just a few apps to be featured by MakerBot, the leading manufacturer of consumer-friendly desktop 3D printers, with the goal of helping people discover 3D printing in fun and educational ways. The 3Dponics Customizer allows users to design their own custom gardens by tinkering with the shape, size and orientation of the original 3Dponics parts. The app works on any platform – iOS, OS X, Android, Windows, Windows Phone – and in any browser.
No plug-ins are required, and its streamlined workflow means that practically anyone, regardless of skill level or prior 3D-modeling experience, can use it. “Now that the 3Dponics Customizer is a MakerBot-Ready App, we expect more people will build 3Dponics, since getting started will be easier and faster,” said Michael Golubev, Founder and CEO of 3Dponics Inc. “Not only that, but it will be more fun and educational. We expect this app will encourage MakerBot users to take on more meaningful 3D-printing projects, to get creative with their designs and to build the most efficient 3Dponics system yet.”
How it works is simple. Users download the 3Dponics customization app and start designing their own unique parts for 3Dponics. When they’re ready to print, they click Save, and the file gets sent to their MakerBot Fifth Generation Replicator. From there, users simply connect their MakerBot to WiFi; open their Library to access the MakerBot-Ready Apps portal; and select the 3Dponics Customizer. Their list of custom parts will be there, so all they have to do is start the print.
About 3Dponics Inc.
3Dponics Inc., based in Ottawa, Ont., created the first 3D-printable hydroponics system, made up of 3Dprinted components, empty plastic bottles and a basic aquarium air pump. Since successfully completing its Kickstarter campaign in summer 2014, the company has encouraged educators, students, 3D-printing enthusiasts and urban farmers to build 3Dponics and make it the most efficient 3D-printable hydroponics system. Files for 3Dponics parts are free to download from Thingiverse, and everyone is encouraged to join and engage in the growing 3Dponics community on Google+.