OctoPi for the Snapmaker?


#41

Depending on how you configure OctoPi, you can do the slicing on OctoPi too. However you’ll need a Raspberry Pi 3 because it is CPU intensive.

Alternatively you can use any slicer of your choice, then upload the gcode file to OctoPi. If you do use Cura, there’s a way to configure Cura to interface with the OctoPi server inside the app itself. You will need to install the OctoPi Connection plugin for Cura. I have not tried integrating other slicers with OctoPi. I normally upload the gcode files through the OctoPi web interface.


#42

I’m running it on a 3B, but I’ll probably do the same as you (upload G-code to the Octopi).


#43

Wow, that’s a slick piece of software. I’m almost done with the first print through the Octopi. I love the tab where you can watch the G-code progress.

Now I just need to figure out how to get my Logitech HD USB webcam working with it.


#44

I have noticed an issue with the touch screen and the Octopi, as others have. It seems if I ever touch the touchscreen, the Octopi won’t connect to the printer. I have to power cycle the printer to get it to connect.

Also, is the Octopi usable when doing CNC carving or laser engraving? I’m guessing not.


#45

how did you set the home command? Just tried it and the printer went down the z axis instead of up… Would’ve hit the print bed


#46

Hi Harry, what is the blue extention on your extruder module?

If enybody is interested, thats the camera mount and lightning I built for my snapmaker with OctoPi.

Snapmaker Camera Mount Adapter
Snapmaker Ikea LED Strip INREDA Mount


#47

Very nice! Where did you get those LED lights?

I have octoprint working with my SM as well, and I’m currently working on a solution for a camera mount, while still allowing me to use the enclosure. I’m probably half way there… I’ll post when I get something interesting to show.

But nice work!