Since 2012, MakerBot printers and their clones have included a built in user interface comprised of a LCD screen and a five-button keypad. With this user interface, the printer can be operated without the use of a computer.
This chapter describes the operation of Replicator-style printers through this built-in interface.
For users of Thing-o-Matics with “Gen 4 LCD interfaces”, please refer to the “Pages Archive” of the MakerBot Wiki found at http://www.makerbot.com/support/archive/. There, documentation for the Thing-o-Matic LCD interface may be found as part of the “Jetty Firmware” documentation.