Projects:3D Printer

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3D Printer
Description Kossel Mini
People User:Nordin
Theme Infrastructure
Website http://octopi.local
Status Active


About the Space 3D Printer[edit]

For the raw specs, see the original Ebay Item (webpage snapshot).


OctoPi and the OctoPrint Interface[edit]

The space 3D printer is connected via USB serial to a Raspberry Pi V1 running the Octoprint print service, hosted on a custom Raspian build called Octopi. Using this, no PC is needed to run the printer as all features can be accessed via a webpage user interface.

How to 3D print an STL[edit]

The Octoprint UI requires a user login. The shared account to access the printer is username:printeruser, password: printeruser.

STLs can be uploaded to the device and stored for reprinting. Users should upload their files to their own user folder if printing for their own projects.

Once uploaded, users will need to convert their STL files into gco or g-coded files. This conversion is called 'slicing' and a slicing engine has been added to the web interface using a generalised slicer profile.

Common Problems[edit]