OctoPrint is a server controlling a 3D printer over web interface, which can be run on Raspberry Pi or PCDuino, with Linux OS. It lets you ‘print anything from anywhere.’ You can remotely handle your printer. Start, stop and pause jobs, as you please and get regular feedback on the status of the device.
This DIY lets you setup OctoPrint on RPI with Ubuntu. Thanks to ARMv7, you can run Ubuntu directly on RPI 2. You can install more programs and components to Ubuntu, making it better than Linux.
To setup Ubuntu on RPI 2, you put in the CompactFlash card, connect all the components and follow the commands given in the link, below. Update the repositories , give access to the users and connect the printer. You can exact commands in the source link.
You can read the rest of the documentation on GitHub, like FAQs and find download links too. We think it’s really cool to print something via web interface, using your Pi. Tell us if you think you can make some changes and make this cooler. Till then, head over to the link and D I Y.
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