June 16, 2016 AT 10:30 am

New @OctoPrint3D Video Tutorials #3DPrinting #3DThursday

Last week’s project used a Raspberry Pi and an Adafruit 3.5″ PiTFT to make a sweet OctoPrint rig. I received some feedback from folks who were getting stuck in the software setup process, so I put together two video tutorials that walks through all the steps. Because the Adafruit PiTFT needs a custom kernel and tools, you have to manually install OctoPrint on top of the PiTFT installation – this can be a little confusing because the OctoPrint setup wiki assumes you have some experience using linux. So in the videos, I setup a blank SD card and setup the Raspberry Pi. These video tutorials assume you want to use an Adafruit PiTFT display. If you don’t want to use an Adafruit PiTFT, I suggest using the ready-to-go Raspberry Pi OctoPrint image – it bundles everything you need to get a stable version of OctoPrint running on Raspberry Pi.

In this second tutorial, I walk through the steps for setting up the Raspberry Pi Camera module with OctoPrint.

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