Raspberry Pi WiFi Setup

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Re: Raspberry Pi WiFi Setup

Post by pyronaught » Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:22 pm

I really like that Octoprint shows you the actual print run time as well as the current layer and total layer count. S3D doesn't give you those numbers, which is annoying given how far off it's print time estimates always are. Since you need the real print time for billing, you come up way short if you don't use a stopwatch, which is a ridiculous thing to have to do given how easy it is to program a real-time timer into the user interface.
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Re: Raspberry Pi WiFi Setup

Post by sthone » Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:41 pm

That is a cool feature... I saw a plug in that showed total prints, total print time, total prints failed, ect... haven't figured out how to add plug ins yet though.
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Re: Raspberry Pi WiFi Setup

Post by pyronaught » Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:43 pm

That would be useful actually. I had a job recently that involved designing and delivering an RC propulsion system for an airship that used a lot of 3D printed parts and I did not keep track of all the print times for the trial and error iterations. It would have been nice to know the total run time on the printer, amount of filament used etc. for the entire job rather than just for the delivered parts.
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