Octopi for Felix

!!! work in progress !!!

last updated: 03/02/19

Octoprint on Raspberry Pi for Felixprinters

Introduction

We have 7 felixprinters at our school (7 x TEC 4.1). Often we forget to cut them from the power over weekend. We wanted a solution with a better manual interface, a camera to watch the print remotely and the possibility to switch them off remotely. Fortunately there is octoprint and octopi.

rear cover

Hardware

We use Raspberry Pi 3B+'s with the raspi camera and the official Raspberry Pi touch display. A 5 V cooling fan 50 mmx50 mmx10 mm (e.g from MANOUII (amazon)) and a relay breakout board (e.g. relay shield from wemos.cc).

To reduce the design work I combined some designs from thingiverse.

screen back cover
The screen back cover is from CompRevTech and can be found here (CC BY-NC 3.0).
case body
The case body is from 3DPrintNOVA and can be found here (CC BY 3.0).
rear cover
The rear cover with fan mount is from dlombo and can be found here (CC BY 3.0).

Please also refer to OctoPi’s README, especially the “How to use it” section.

Make sure you've installed OctoPrint and installed TouchUI from the 'Plugins Manager'.

Make sure you've your touchscreen working by installing the required drivers.

Get the TouchUI boot files + install scripts:

git clone https://github.com/BillyBlaze/OctoPrint-TouchUI-autostart.git ~/TouchUI-autostart/

Run the install helper

sudo ~/TouchUI-autostart/helpers/install

Done!