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    Can M3D be run using iPad?

    I have been using my Mac but it ties it up so I switched to a PC laptop which is a PITA! (I am not a windows person) I saw a video where someone was running with a samsung computer/tablet hybrid and I was wondering if it is possible to run with my iPad. Sure would solve a few problems.

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    The Samsung computer/tablet hybrid is probably running Windows. You won't be able to run your M3D off an iPad, it doesn't even have a USB port, much less the software. You're stuck with Windows or Mac.

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    The best you can do is set up a cheap machine running octoprint and control the print via your iPad browser.

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    you can run one from android too.

    But basically ipads suck, apple os sucks and they don't seem to have the slightest interest in making them un-suck.

    You can buy a half decent android tablet for $100 use that and keep the ipad for showing people how much money you like to spend on useless bits of crap :-)

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    Don't waste you time. The cheapest and best supported solution is a raspberry pi running octoprint with m3d fio.
    You may be able to get this working under android, but it will cost more and be less well supported.

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    raspberry pi's aren't the most user friendly things around.
    But certainly cheap and effective, and most people can follow a youtube video :-)

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    +1 for using M3D FIO w/ a Pi. Some good info / step-by-step for using Octopi, Micro and M3D FIO here.

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    nope.

    sorry kido.

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