All hail our eight-armed server

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Octoprint rules. I read up on it, downloaded Octopi, flashed an SD card, booted up a pi and configured it, printed a up case and bolted it to a random piece of wood, twiddled a few settings, and here I am upstairs watching something print in the basement. The only hitches were getting Slic3r to behave the way I expected when not run from Repetier and replugging the tiny pcb flex connector on the pi camera.

Oh, and I really want sound. Just by listening, I can tell how a print is going and whether the extruder is having any trouble, and it would be really cool to have that at a distance. (Of course, if I read up there’s probably a plugin for that. The plugin architecture is so simple.) And I want a telephoto for the camera.

But first, I need to get back to the project I was doing when I found out I needed Octoprint in the first place.

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