How to install OctoPrint / OctoPi on a Raspberry Pi

If you have a 3D printer without an IP connectivity (e.g. ethernet / wi-fi), but you’d like to gain some remote control and monitoring, then OctoPrint will help you. Essentially, you connect a Raspberry Pi to your 3D printer via a USB cable, and then that enables you to control your printer via a web interface and/or mobile application. For more information on OctoPrint, please visit https://octoprint.org/.

Before you get started, please make sure you have the below:

Installing OctoPrint and OctoPi

Step 1

Download the OctoPi image from https://octoprint.org/download/

Step 2

Download and install the Etcher application from the Balena website.

Step 3

Connect your Micro SD card to your computer, but do not format it if you’re prompted to do so.

Step 4

Run Etcher

Step 5

Click ‘Flash from file’, and select the OctoPi image that you downloaded in step 1.

Step 6

If your Micro SD card is not selected in the middle section, click change, and select it.

Step 7

Click the ‘Flash’ button, and wait until it’s completed installing.

Step 8

If asked if you want to allow changes to be made to your computer, select ‘Yes’.

Step 9

Wait for the installation to complete, it can take a little while, depending on the speed of your card.

Step 10

When the installation has finished, visit http://octopi.local in your browser to start using OctoPrint.

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