1. Makerbot created a MMI unit for the thing-o-matic to allow PC-Less control…(print, jog, calibrate)
2. Makerbot stopped selling MMI kit.
3. Files were open-source.
4. Access to the design files means you can build it your self instead.
6. I now have a MMI unit for my Thing-o-matic. 🙂
This is a prime example of the power of Open Source Hardware. I created my own Gen4 Interface for a Thing-O-Matic printer when the company decided to stop selling the units.