Redesigned Lid For A Raspberry Pi Enclosure

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Redesigned Lid For A Raspberry Pi Enclosure

Post by apk » Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:38 am

First... I've had my MakerGear M2 for one week; it's the first 3D printer I've ever used. I couldn't be happier with it.

OK, second... one of the reasons I bought a 3D printer was to design and print custom enclosures for projects that I've been developing. One of the projects uses a Raspberry Pi with an LCD touch screen, and an enclosure was available for a 2.8" LCD touchscreen. I wanted to redesign the lid of the enclosure to accommodate a larger 3.5" LCD touchscreen. I used 123Design for the CAD, and Simplify3D to drive the printer. I'm pretty satisfied with the result:
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Re: Redesigned Lid For A Raspberry Pi Enclosure

Post by Jules » Sat Jan 30, 2016 6:12 am

Nice job! :D (One week, huh? suddenly i feel very unneeded. :lol: )
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Re: Redesigned Lid For A Raspberry Pi Enclosure

Post by jsc » Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:42 am

Very nice. You're a self starter.

If you get OctoPi running on that, you can drive your printer from it....

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Re: Redesigned Lid For A Raspberry Pi Enclosure

Post by Vandal968 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:06 am

Does Octopi display anything worthwhile when used with a screen?

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Re: Redesigned Lid For A Raspberry Pi Enclosure

Post by jsc » Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:16 am

OctoPi itself is just a web service. You can run a web browser on the screen to get the UI.

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Re: Redesigned Lid For A Raspberry Pi Enclosure

Post by apk » Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:04 pm

Jules wrote:Nice job! :D (One week, huh? Suddenly i feel very unneeded. :lol: )
jsc wrote:Very nice. You're a self starter.

If you get OctoPi running on that, you can drive your printer from it....
Thanks! And thanks to this forum (and posts by both of you) for getting me up to speed quickly with the printer and software.

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Re: Redesigned Lid For A Raspberry Pi Enclosure

Post by willnewton » Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:10 pm

Vandal968 wrote:Does Octopi display anything worthwhile when used with a screen?

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An article on activating TFT touchscreen interface for Octoprint. Lots of nerdery on this page, but the pics look interesting. http://forums.reprap.org/read.php?1,460818

I have also seen folks using older tablets and phones as a screen as well. I have an old IPad that developed some lines on the screen that I hoped to use as an interface on one of my printers. I could use the LCD panel, but the iPad is kinda sweet.

Why oh why is the Marlin LCD interface laid out in such an unusable fashion I'll never know. Why would you bury the most important function (jog axis) you would use 10 times a day 3 layers deep at the bottom of a list of functions is beyond me. :roll:
I'm finally back to where I started two days ago!

A thread with some stuff in it I update every once in a while. viewtopic.php?f=8&t=9
See some of my stuff http://www.thingiverse.com/willnewton/about

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Re: Redesigned Lid For A Raspberry Pi Enclosure

Post by PcS » Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:13 pm

The newest version of octoprint supports the touch ui . I have found it to be very good. It can be enabled via settings.

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Re: Redesigned Lid For A Raspberry Pi Enclosure

Post by jsc » Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:35 pm

I don't see anything about that in MY settings, and I just updated to the very latest devel version. Where is it?

Sorry for starting this thread hijack. I'm glad you found anything I've said helpful :-)

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Re: Redesigned Lid For A Raspberry Pi Enclosure

Post by PcS » Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:27 pm

It is a plugin. go to plugins and activate the plugin manager .search new plugins for touch ui download install reboot . afterwards any small screen can trigger it automatically. They have other usefull plugins worth a look while you are there.

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