Sebi, on his own, came with a new 3D printer upgrade project – remote control. It all came like a surprise when he came and it was all set up and already working. Right now I am actually writing this to re-trace how he did it.
As the first, Sebi took one of his old Raspberry Pis – a tiny and affordable computer that you can use to learn programming through fun, practical projects.
Surprisingly there seems to be a picture showing how it works in practice:
Then he connected it straight to the printer like this:
Overall it looks pretty cool.
Right now it is possible to login (when on our home local network) to http://octopi.local/?#control and after login in with proper credentials you are presented with some awesome interface allowing full-control of our 3D printer!
Screenshot below shows a printer temperature settings and relevant graphs.
Now it is very easy to launch the print from a comfort of our sofa and check how it progressed without actual need to go to the garage at all!
I see myself becoming a seriously big-fat-blob soon. Luckily at least Oli has some new super-cool moves on his scooter which I can start learning meanwhile. 🙂
Well done Oli && excellent job Sebi! You are my stars!