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Octoprint is a Raspberry Pi printer server. via woodsy

I use a Makerbot Replicator 2X for 3D printing, but recently added a Lulzbot Taz5 for its bigger build space.
The Makerbot has its own workflow for slicing and I tend to use it as a stand-alone printer, printing from its SD card.

For the Lulzbot, I really wanted something better, so I decided to build a print server and have the Lulzbot be remotely connected over WiFi.
I’d already heard of Octoprint, and since I had some Raspberry Pi B+ boards handy, decided to use that combination.

Octoprint can also support a camera to remotely monitor the build progress – which I thought was fantastic.
I downloaded the OctoPi image for Raspberry Pi from Octoprint and got the Pi booted and setup.
Initially using an Ethernet connection, I added a USB WiFi dongle and tested the camera, etc;

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