Registration + Start print
I was inspired to enter this contest when I saw that Autodesk had an easy-to-use API.
What it does
Easy 3D Print Tracker is an app that allows users to connect to their Autodesk supported 3d printers and log information about printing times.
The app consists of three main phases: uploading, convertion, and printing. Users can upload their own .stl or .obj file and convert them into a viewable file, or a 3D printable file. Once the conversion is complete, users can register their printer with the app, connect to it, and upload the newly created 3D printable file.
After the print is complete, the app will record information about the print (primarily the print time) and store it in a list of logs.
The logs are accessable anytime the user logs into the app!
How I built it
Lots of hard work and late nights. Used NodeJS, JS, HTML, and CSS.
Challenges I ran into
Lots of them... mostly with front-end development. I did not have any problems with Autodesk's API.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
I am very proud that I was simply able to get a stable version of this app up and running in time.
What I learned
Plan things out before you do them. You will save a lot of time!
What's next for Easy 3D Print Tracker
Depending on user feedback, I will probably continue to develop this app in the future and add more complex features.