OctoPrint

Wireless/network connectivity to print, control and monitor prints!
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Roberts_Clif
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Re: OctoPrint

Post by Roberts_Clif » January 10th, 2018, 9:34 am

I Don't Know!! If you do not think, an you start with what you have a $5 Pi Zero with a WIPiHub. Before you know it you buy another Pi Zero W.
And then add a Zero4U 1.3 Standard size USB Hub. You have the price of a Pi3's without even thinking.

I do have other projects to use the Pi Zeros on though (Atari game Machine emulators)
This is where I stole the Pi Zero from in the First Place.

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Re: OctoPrint

Post by Roberts_Clif » January 14th, 2018, 1:18 pm

Enabled Linksys C270 to Octoprint.

Question???

Because the video is streaming to the web browser can I record the entire stream onto my PC. on demand.

If so I could not find a way. Help???

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Re: OctoPrint

Post by GrueMaster » January 14th, 2018, 3:02 pm

The video is streaming via 1 frame (jpg) at a time. Yes, it is possible to record this on your PC, but it is not easy (and even more difficult on WIndows because there are no AOL skill level tools - Windows is a NOOB OS by design - even if the users are power users and knowledgeable).

To prove my point, just google 'Windows record streaming video'.

On a side note, I just purchased a 3rd RPI3 so that I can rework the OS to its full potential without sacrificing an existing setup (like I need another project :shock: ). The current Octopi image will run on all RPI flavors, but the RPI3 is 64bit. If I can tap that, post-print video transcoding will be much improved. Will report progress over the next few weeks.

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Re: OctoPrint

Post by GrueMaster » January 15th, 2018, 10:46 am

For reformatting the Octopi SD cards (or any USB devices that have been graced with Linux), it is recommended to use the HP USB Format Utility.

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Re: OctoPrint

Post by Roberts_Clif » January 15th, 2018, 4:37 pm

Still having small problems with OctoPrint - Linksys C270 video link, on initial startup need to reboot as the video feed is messed up. After rebooting it seems to work fine.

I decided to try the OctoPrint link in the new Cura 3.1.0, Sent a feed to Red then sent a feed to blu. I can monitor both from Cura 3.1 and still adjust the settings with Octoprint while printing both Models at the same time.

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