Improving 3D printing experience with Mintion’s 3D printer camera 

Mintion, a Shenzhen-based provider of 3D printing tools, is a specialist in offering high-quality accessories to 3D printing. 

The Beagle Camera, Mintion’s flagship product, is a portable high-definition camera designed as a peripheral for use alongside a 3D printer. The camera features include a wide-angle lens and high resolution image, a portable design, a user-friendly interface, wi-fi connectivity, and other useful features. Remote monitoring and controlling are two of the features offered by the Beagle camera. This feature allows users to monitor their prints in real time, saving them both time and filament. A time-lapse video feature is also available on the camera. The camera can automatically capture pictures and create a time-lapse video. Users can view and download the printed real-time video using the APP or their PC browser.

“At Beagle Camera, we believe that technology should be accessible to everyone. That’s why we’re committed to creating products that are not only innovative and reliable but also simple and easy to use so that they can meet the needs of the majority,” says Jackie Chuang, CEO at Mintion.

The camera for the Beagle 3D printer. Mintion.

Mintion claims the Beagle Camera was designed to enhance 3D printing. According to the manufacturer, the 3D printer camera provides a “convenient and enjoyable way” for consumers to remotely oversee their prints.

According to Mintion, the company prioritizes R&D and allocates significant resources toward the development of new products and technologies. Its skilled engineering and design team works hard to create “inventive, reliable, and user-friendly products.”

Beagle Camera’s novel functions

The Beagle Camera has the key feature of being able to remotely view and monitor 3D printing jobs. It allows users to pause 3D printed jobs in the case of inconsistencies, failures, and saves filament time. Beagleprint software, which can control the X and Y axes, extruder, and extruder, allows users to adjust printing parameters on the fly, such as Z-offset and flow rate. You can also adjust the fan speed during 3D printing for further control.

The Beagle camera can record time-lapse videos of FDM and LCD 3D Printers. Although initially a challenge to set up, the Beagle is able to record time-lapse videos on FDM and LCD 3D Printers. There are four video modes available: normal, clean, timer and UV. This allows users to create precise visual records of their prints. It is ideal for monitoring and creating content.

The Beagle Camera can be set up in minutes. Mintion claims that it is as easy as 1,2,3. Users only need to connect the printer and camera via USB. Install the Beagleprint app and connect to WiFi. 

Beagle Camera allows for easy plug-and play configuration. Mintion.

Beagle’s camera has a device and 3D printer connectivity. It can be used with both APP and PC browsers (same LAN), allowing easy uploading of gcode files. The Beagle Camera works with many Marlin 3D printers including Prusa Snapmaker, Artillery and Creality.

Monitoring beyond the basic level with additional features 

Additional features include a notification system, night vision and night vision. The Beagleprint app provides notifications to users about the status of their printing, including the completion status and printing pause. Users also receive information regarding any printing anomalies, such as temperature abnormality or serial port error. Mintion claims it will add notification for filament-run-out detection to its app in the future. Mintion also supports two-night mode support for the camera: full color as well as black and white. This allows for optimal visibility in low light conditions while conserving power.

The Beagleprint app allows users to control multiple cameras simultaneously, making monitoring of different devices easy. The app’s video settings allow for customization of the image’s brightness, contrast, and saturation, enhancing the viewing experience. The camera supports full-screen mode and high-definition video with sound and mirror functions. The Beagle Camera’s firmware is updated regularly to support new features, ensuring that users have access to the latest technology. You can download updates directly from the Beagleprint App. 

The Beagle Camera supports all types of devices. Mintion.

There are four video modes available

There are four time-lapse video options available on the Beagle Camera to suit different needs. Clean mode is designed for FDM 3D printers. It captures an image after each layer has been completed. To get a clear view of the part, send a command to move a hot end out of frame.

Normal mode captures an image after each layer. However, it does not send out the hot end of the frame. This mode can also be used for FDM 3D printers. 

The Timer time-lapse video mode captures images at predetermined intervals and plays them back to give the illusion that time is passing quickly. This mode is useful for many other applications, including 3D printing. These include documenting assembly processes, monitoring flower growth, among others. 

The Beagle is also compatible with the resin and LCD-based systems with its “UV Mode”. This mode was specifically designed for resin printing. It captures images when the UV sensor activates, which results in a steady time-lapse video of the prints emerging from the vat. To use this feature, an additional product – a UV sensor – is required.

Mintion also offers a variety of 3D printer-related products including 3D printer cameras and build plates, extrudernozzles, filament holders, and filament spool holders. Its products are designed to work with a variety of different 3D printers, and it has a “strong reputation” for quality and reliability within the 3D printing community, says Mintion. 

Marlin-based 3D printers are also compatible with the Beagle Camera. Mintion.

Beagle Cameras packed

Contents Quantity
Beagle Camera 1
Power Plug 1
Type-C Cable 1
Micro USB Cable 1
USB Type-B Cable 1
Micro SD Card (Insert in camera) 1
Reset Needle 1
Quick Guide Manual 1

To learn more about Mintion’s products visit the website.

Shopify and Amazon US link are available to potential customers who wish to purchase the Beagle Camera. Mintion has provided exclusive discount codes. Mintion has provided exclusive discount codes to Shopify.

Mintion also provides a link to Amazon DE with 15% off (Discount code: 4K6PRARL

Preferential price: 67.99€. Start time: 2023-4-6 00:01 CEST. End Time: 2023-4-6 00:01 CEST.

The Beagle Camera is the featured image. Mintion.

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