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Unable to connect OctoPrint to printer with Nebula Pad

I have an Ender 3 v3 SE and I installed the Nebula Pad. I need to install OctoPrint to do some calibration but when I tried to connect to the printer everything was greyed out. I am also using a ...
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Is there a way to read the printer LCD screen into OctoPi?

Is there a way to 'read' the LCD screen from a 3D printer as is, using a Raspberry Pi? I'd like to connect the printers LCD screen to my Raspberry Pi to be able to view the screen as is, in OctoPi, in ...
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How to reduce vibration on a camera arm connected to the printer bed?

I printed a Raspberry Pi camera arm for my Ender 3 V2 as a second camera that's not connected statically to the printer frame but to the printer bed instead. I now have two cameras, both from ...
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Is it safe to use 230 V AC, 10 A relay shield to turn my Prusa MK3S+ on/off using OctoPrint?

Prusa says the MK3S+ draws up to 120 W. So let's say 150 W of inrush current. $$150 W \div 230 V ≈ 0.65 A$$ An order of magnitude less than a typical Raspberry Pi optically isolated relay shield can ...
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Is it required to use a data-only USB cable to keep the LCD screen off, when a 3D printer has no other power provided?

I've noticed before that when I use a standard USB-cable to connect my Creality Ender 3 V2 printer using its USB port to a Raspberry Pi 4 and powered off the printer, that the LCD screen of the ...
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Is there a distribution of OctoPrint for Raspberry Pi 4b that's not headless?

I finally managed to get my Raspberry Pi 4b and make it work with a touchscreen. Previously I was using Pi 400 but I want to move to the touchscreen setup. Is there a distro of Octoprint for Raspberry ...
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Switching power ON with RPi loses connection with MCU (Ender 3v2/Klipper/Mainsail)

TL;DR: When powered off (default state) the Pi powers the Ender's MCU through USB and all is well, but when I switch on the power through G-code I get Lost communication with MCU 'mcu' I'm quite ...
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Klipper can't find config files

I reinstalled Klipper with kiauh due to other issues I had. The folder klipper_config is still filled with all important config files and all G-code data is there ...
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Viability of Raspberry Pi 400 as Octoprint Server

This is a follow up question for What are viable substitutes for Raspberry Pi to run Octoprint or similar software for Prusa i3 MK3S+? I was able to grab Raspberry Pi 400 for around $70, so at MSRP, ...
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RPi unreachable over network after bed leveling

I have a Raspberry Pi 4 running a complete instance of the RPi OS with few extras, although I usually boot to the terminal and not to the desktop. Primarily, my RPi is dedicated to running Octoprint ...
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What are viable substitutes for Raspberry Pi to run Octoprint or similar software for Prusa i3 MK3S+?

Where I live, Raspberry Pi is currently* either unavailable, at prices 3 times higher than a year before, or sold online as "untested". Or straight up as not working. So I am not getting one....
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Wifi goes down in Octoprint after 5-10 minutes with reboot required to reconnect

I recently installed Octopi on my Raspberry Pi 4 and noticed some unusual behavior in that I lose the Wifi connection every 5-10 minutes immediately after boot. Once disconnected, I cannot re-...
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How to encrypt the WiFi password in the OctoPi config file?

I recently changed the password of my WiFi and updated the file in the /boot folder of the OctoPrint's OS running on my Raspberry Pi. Yet, it is now in plain text, ...
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OctoPi and sub-recommended hardware spec? [duplicate]

I have an Ender 3 V2 running off a Raspberry Pi and Octoprint, and it works. I'm trying to tune the prints and improve output, and I'm not sure how much impact the Pi has on the print quality. The ...
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Klipper firmware on OctoPi asks for MCU for flashing

I have Marlin firmware on an Anycubic Vyper 3D printer and I want to use Klipper. My Raspberry PI 3B runs OctoPi and I installed Klipper from Github. Now I want to flash Klipper, but when I select ...
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How to send G-Code directly from a Raspberry Pi to my printer without using any extra program/software

I want to plug in my drivers from the printer into my Raspberry Pi. I want to control the printer's axes by sending G-code directly from the Raspberry Pi command line (if possible) to the drivers. Is ...
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How should I connect a separated 5 V source to an Arduino connected to a RAMPS board

I'm going to add a Raspberry Pi to my printer, which requires a 5 V source. I want to take this opportunity to also power the Arduino with that same source, as dropping 12 V -> 5 V is a quite big ...
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Is there any 3D-printing software that supports Raspberry Pi?

My only functional computer at the moment is a raspberry pi, and I was wondering if there was any software that supported it. My printer is a Newmatter mod-t, but I might be able to modify other ...
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"configuration files" issue when trying to run Ultimaker Cura on RPI 4

I have installed Cura on my RPI 4 by using the "sudo apt-get install cura" terminal command. Whenever I try to run the application, however, I get this: Is there something wrong with the ...
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How to create a support structure in tinkercad?

I've created a case for my Raspberry Pi in Tinkercad and would like to 3d print it. However, I don't know how to create supports! I tried looking it up, but I got a model that I don't know how to ...
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What UART port to use for RPi GPIO pins on an SKR v1.3 board

I have a Bigtreetech SKR v1.3, and I'm trying to connect a Raspberry Pi to the board using the RPi's GPIO pins as opposed to using a USB connection because space is limited within the case of CR10S ...
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PyCNC - How to configure for my setup?

I have replaced the main board of my Anet A8 printer with a Raspberry Pi based one, running PyCNC. After many issues I have finally got to a point where all the motors work as well as heating and ...
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PyCNC - Z steppers screaming

I'm transforming my Anet A8 printer to Raspberry Pi driven using PyCNC. Things seem to look promising so far apart from the Z motor doing nothing but making screaming-like sound when supposed to be ...
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Sending G-code through USB serial doesn't work (Ender 3) [duplicate]

Recently I was gifted an Ender 3 3D printer. I'm trying to use a Raspberry Pi Zero W to send commands to the printer remotely, if I get this to work the idea is to instruct the RPi to pull G-code ...
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Printer LCD controller required when using a Raspberry Pi + LCD?

When using a Raspberry Pi and an LCD to run the printer, can the LCD controller that comes on the printer be removed or does it need to be used also?
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Connecting my OctoPrint to a Google drive folder

Is there a way where my upload folder on my OctoPrint server would be a folder on my Google drive so that I could save my G-code that was generated using Simplify3d to an existing folder on my desktop ...
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Octoprint “using Google's DNS server”

octoprint seems to have a setting that involves googles DNS server. my question is is that server used to access octoprint over the internet via printoid "android app" or via browser? if not then ...
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Issues with OctoPi connecting to FlashForge Creator Pro via Serial Communication

I've recently initialized OctoPi onto my Raspberry Pi, proceeded to connect it to my local internet, and then connected it to my FlashForge Creator Pro (2014 edition) Everything seemed to be going ...
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Power Over Ethernet (Pi Zero Mod) [closed]

I'm looking to make 20-30 IoT devices, with the pi zero. The price point is perfect, the only downside is that it doesn't have an Ethernet jack and the power adapter is not included. I found a mod ...
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Can I use OctoPi locally?

I am trying to use my M3D printer that doesn't work with my Linux computer. I have been told that OctoPi would make it work. My current setup is: Raspberry 2 without WiFi, with OctoPi running ...
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OctoPrint webpage freezes (Setup on a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian)

I have been using a software called OctoPrint that allows you to control your printer in your Browser. For sake of simplicity I have used Octopi, a preinstalled image with OctoPrint, but now I would ...
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OctoPi (Octoprint) time lapse quality issues

I'm trying to squeeze a little better quality out of my time lapses generated by OctoPrint. I'm using the Raspberry Pi Camera Module V2 with a Pi 3. I've already edited the Octopi config to get 720p ...
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Stepper Motor Linear Acceleration Python (raspberry pi) [closed]

I am working on a Python code (below) that accelerates a stepper motor until it reaches a specific amount of steps. ...
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