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MakerBot Android app lets you control your 3D printer from your phone

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MakerBot is embracing Android. The company has rolled out a version of its mobile app for Android, allowing you to control and monitor your 3D printer straight from your smartphone.

The app largely matches the iOS MakerBot Mobile app that came out over the summer: with it, you can choose a design from the massive collection on Thingiverse or your own library, scale and adjust it, and send it off to the printer. Once you're printing, you'll be able to monitor progress using your printer's built-in camera, and you can pause and resume printing as necessary. The app is available now for free on Google Play, and is compatible with the MakerBot Replicator, MakerBot Replicator Mini, and MakerBot Replicator Z18.