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MagPi 69 3D Printing w/R-Pi and OctoPrint article

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:55 pm
by John Mc
Great article in MagPi 69 on getting into 3D Printing and using the Raspberry Pi with OctoPrint software to run the printer.

The article does gloss over some important details in getting OctoPrint up and running. If you need help I suggest visiting the OctoPrint web site go to the downloads page to find the current OctoPi image, and scroll down a bit for installation instructions, including text description and a video.

Visit this YouTube page for a very good series of OctoPrint Tutorial Videos by Joe Mike Terannela, including basic initial set up, plus separate videos on a number of advanced topics.

If you need further assistance, visit the official OctoPrint support web site. Check out the help and FAQ section. Odds are if you are having a problem, someone has already worked through it.

Here is an OctoPrint FaceBook group which may also be helpful.

NOTE on Raspberry Pi 3B+: The current OctoPi image as of the time of this writing is 0.14. This version does not work with the new Raspberry PI 3B+. If the stable version of OctoPi 0.15 is available, you should use that - it will be linked on the OctoPrint website download page noted above. At the time of this writing, an OctoPi 0.15 release candidate is being tested. This does work with the Pi 3B+, but has not yet been fully tested and debugged. Initial reports are that people are running it successfully. OctoPi 0.15 does change how you set up a WiFi connection: You'll need to find the octopi-wpa-supplicant.txt file in the boot directory and follow the directions there, rather than the octopi-network.txt file mentioned in the article.

Re: MagPi 69 3D Printing w/R-Pi and OctoPrint article

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:37 pm
by John Mc
Since it seems to be a surprisingly common problem for people to get their WiFi connection up and running with OctoPi, here's a link to Getting Your WiFi Connection Working when using OctoPi/OctoPrint

Re: MagPi 69 3D Printing w/R-Pi and OctoPrint article

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:10 am
by robthez
Thanks for the extra info!

Re: MagPi 69 3D Printing w/R-Pi and OctoPrint article

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:15 pm
by gatherer
Hi

Has someone tried to run his 3D Printer with Klipper firmware?
Was there a real improvement in speed and print quality?

Thanks

Re: MagPi 69 3D Printing w/R-Pi and OctoPrint article

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:58 pm
by John Mc
gatherer wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:15 pm
Has someone tried to run his 3D Printer with Klipper firmware?
Was there a real improvement in speed and print quality?
I don't use Klipper, but I've seen some discussion of it on this 3D Printing Facebook Group

Re: MagPi 69 3D Printing w/R-Pi and OctoPrint article

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 3:27 pm
by MrPJEvans
Thank you very much for the contribution, John! Good info.

Re: MagPi 69 3D Printing w/R-Pi and OctoPrint article

Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 7:25 am
by AJB2K3
There are quite a few typo's in this and the connected articles but what got me the most was the £99 price.
I looked on the site and found it was £119.
I find this rather misleading to readers.

BTW has anyone used this printer and is it really any good?