Using octoprint on a laptop

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johnr
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Using octoprint on a laptop

Post by johnr » Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:25 pm

Hey guys, I recently found out about octoprint which allows you to control you 3d printer from the internet. But the problem is, I don't have a windows 7 or raspberrypi. Do you know if I could just do it on a windows 8 laptop? So that I could just hook it up to my laptop and just make sure it's printing correctly from my phone. Thanks.

jsc
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Re: Using octoprint on a laptop

Post by jsc » Sat Apr 04, 2015 4:37 pm

It should work fine in Windows 8 following the Windows 7 instructions, but I haven't tried it personally.

Raspberry Pis come very cheap and you don't have to worry about it going to sleep.

rsilvers
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Re: Using octoprint on a laptop

Post by rsilvers » Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:59 pm

I had good luck with Octoprint. I currently am not using it as I have a plethora of laptops sitting around and so I just run Simplify on the printer's laptop.

johnr
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Re: Using octoprint on a laptop

Post by johnr » Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:24 pm

Thanks for replying guys, I went through the whole process and all and right on the last instructions is where it failed. It says KeyError 'branch' on the last line in the console. Do you have any idea what's wrong? Thanks.


johnr
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Re: Using octoprint on a laptop

Post by johnr » Sun Apr 05, 2015 5:06 am

I've just decided to get a raspberry pi, thanks for your guy's help anyways.

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