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3dPrintingMD
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Re: best add on control panel

Post by 3dPrintingMD » Fri May 27, 2016 5:01 pm

sthone wrote:Yes the Pi connects via the USB cable. You then can control the printer using Octopi from any computer, table, or phone that is connected to your network. The interface is pretty easy to use.


On REV E. Machines..... If you just need to adjust your z height you can always do it through the command line. (You should be able to do it through Octoprint although I've only done it through S3D this way.)

Use M501 to read the EEPROM parameters,
Look for M206. (it should look something like M206 X0.0 Y0.0 Z-6.0)
You can then adjust it using M206 Z[new value]
and then M500 to save it to the firmware.

This is much easier if you just want to change the height a bit with out having to run the program and use feeler gauges. (this is not for initial setup though.)
This is exactly what I do, and things are so much easier now a day. Octopi is incredibly awesome.

Some additional info on the M206 command.

1) In all my experience the Z value has always been a positive #.
2) Increasing the number will bring the table closer to the nozzle. Decrease the number will obviously increase the distance between the table and nozzle.
3) I normally run a test square, measure it, determine the difference from expected, and then I can add/subtract from the Z value that M501 shows, and it should be real close to perfect.
M2 - V4, MIC-6 Build Plate, Astrosyn Damper's(X/Y), Rev. E, Geeetech LCD

S3D - FFF Settings https://forum.simplify3d.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=2367
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tks546
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Re: best add on control panel

Post by tks546 » Fri May 27, 2016 7:36 pm

More great information thanks!

-Tom

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Re: best add on control panel

Post by psd » Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:46 pm

Help!

bought my Raspberry Pi 3,
have all accessories, mini SD card, power supply, usb camera, wifi key, usb cables.

I use a mac and am having trouble following or understanding the first steps of formatting the SD card and putting any disk images onto the SD card. Can anyone help?

Do I need to hook the Raspberry Pi up to a monitor with HDMI cable? or can I do it all from wifi to my computer?

thanks!
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Re: best add on control panel

Post by tks546 » Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:11 pm

Can't help with a mac but I didn't need a monitor. I just loaded the image to the SD card and edited the network config file. After placing the SD in the Pi and powering it up I had access from a web browser.

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Re: best add on control panel

Post by Vandal968 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:40 am

I've still never seen the Rev. E bed. Are there pictures and instructions somewhere? Is it available as an upgrade? What does it cost?

+1 for Octopi, it rocks.

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Re: best add on control panel

Post by psd » Fri Jun 17, 2016 4:35 pm

Hello All,
I bought the Raspberry Pi 3, the wifi key (although it seems that the 3 has wifi built in), camera, SD card.... I downloaded Ocotoprint, I tried to format SD card and now am trying to install the Octoprint on my mac, having a heck of a time.

Does anyone have easy instructions for Mac users to get set up?

It was a real hassle to get the SD card formatted since most tutorials are for PC. Now I can't seem to get to set up the Octoprint interface.

Please help, otherwise I am putting all components up for sale........

I am Linux and programming illiterate, and feel a bit frustrated with this.......

thanks
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Re: best add on control panel

Post by ErikAkia » Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:36 pm

psd wrote:Now I can't seem to get to set up the Octoprint interface.
(strange it said the quote was from someone else so I had to manually edit it.)

I use a mac but did this a couple weeks ago so it is getting a bit fuzzy by now. I will help if I can.

I am not sure where you are stuck.
I started here http://octoprint.org/download/
I followed https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... ges/mac.md to get the OS on the SD card.
I used a pi B and wired it into my router so I did not have to mess with the network configuration.
I used this page to help figure out how to change the password using SSH. https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... sh/unix.md
Are you getting stuck after all these steps?

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Re: best add on control panel

Post by psd » Fri Jun 17, 2016 7:33 pm

ErikAkia wrote:
I use a mac but did this a couple weeks ago so it is getting a bit fuzzy by now. I will help if I can.

I am not sure where you are stuck.
I started here http://octoprint.org/download/
I followed https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... ges/mac.md to get the OS on the SD card.
I used a pi B and wired it into my router so I did not have to mess with the network configuration.
I used this page to help figure out how to change the password using SSH. https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... sh/unix.md
Are you getting stuck after all these steps?
Hello Erica,
I think I have the SD card set up and possibly the wifi.
I don't know how to put octoprint on my computer (mac) is there a simple program? Or did you have to code?
Once the Octoprint is on my computer, I am guessing it will easily let me see the raspberry pi and setup functions.
thanks!
Peter
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Re: best add on control panel

Post by Raddiver » Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:44 pm

You can install Octoprint on a PC/Mac. but i dont think that is what you are going for here.
If your're on a mac, you should be able to simply bring up octopi.local in a browser and get to the interface.
But first you'll need to do the password change and the sudo raspi-config and extend the space on the sd card.
The first one will change the default password from raspberry to whatever you want it to be.

With that, from a command window on your mac you should be able to simply type ssh pi@octoprint.local. Or ssh pi@<ip address of the octopi> accept the exchange of ssh keys.
Once those two steps are done, then the web browser is your mode of configuring octoprint.

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Re: best add on control panel

Post by ErikAkia » Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:45 pm

how to put octoprint on my computer (mac) is there a simple program?
Octoprint is a web server that is run on the raspberry pi itself. You log into the server through a web browser and do all of your control through that "web" page. You can access it by entering the IP of your raspberry pi or

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http://octopi.local


into the browser address bar.

You can find your IP for the pi through your router if you have it set to serve them up dynamically (DHCP) or static if you set that. This is one of the reasons that octoprint is so powerful because you can log into the interface from any computer connected to your network or the world if you open up your router for it. I have not done that step yet and so mine is private to my internal network (everything behind my router)

I don't think you will be doing anything directly with your raspberry pi from the octoprint interface. I think it will only be octoprint stuff from the web browser but I may be wrong.

You can log into octoprint (on the pi) without having your printer connected to the pi just to see it working. When you plug your printer into the pi you can then connect to it through the octoprint server in the browser.

I hope that helps.

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