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Setting up OctoPrint

Unpack the Raspberry Pi kit and check you have the following:

  • 1 Micro SD card
  • 1 Micro SD to SD card adapter
  • 1 Power 5.0V, 2.5 A power adapter
  • 1 Raspberry Pi 3
  • 1 Raspberry Pi Case
  • 1 Shielded USB A to B 2.0 cable

You will also need:

  • Laptop or computer with SD card port (or USB SD card reader).
  • A Wi-Fi connection.
  • A program to open zip files.

The following instructions are for Windows OS (Windows XP and above).

  1. Download and install an Image to SD card burner program. We recommend the Win32 Disk Imager program. Link here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/?source=typ_redirectPic_1.png
  2. Download the latest release of Octopi (zip file) from here: https://octopi.octoprint.org/Pic_2.png
  3. Once the download is complete, extract the Octopi image (.img file) from the .zip file to an easily accessible location (such as the Desktop) using any zip utility program (Ex: 7zip or WinRaR).
  4. Load the micro SD card using the SD adapter, once inserted it should appear under the devices tab in Windows Explorer’s My Computer.
  5. Launch the Win32 Disk Imager program and load the image file you extracted earlier.Pic_3.png
  6. Verify the Drive Path of the micro SD using File Explorer.Pic_4.png
  7. Select the drive path for the micro SD card.Pic_5.png
  8. Click “Write”. You will get a prompt box to verify you have selected the correct target device, verify you do and then click yes. Pic_6.png
  9. Do not interrupt the writing process, if you do the card can get damaged and become unusable.
  10. It can take 5-10 min to complete the writing process.
  11. Once complete go to the SD card directory and open octopi-network.txt file using WordPad.Pic_7.png
  12. Choose your Wi-Fi configuration from the list and uncomment it by removing the single “#” in front of the lines while maintaining the indented spacing as is.hashtag.PNG
  13. Type in your Wi-Fi SSID and password in between the quotation marks, save before closing the document and then safely eject the SD card.
  14. Take out the micro SD card from the SD card adapter, insert it in the Raspberry Pi, and power on the device. A solid red LED and a flashing green LED will be visible if the setup was successful.Pic_9.jpg
  15. Download Bonjour Print Services. 

    You will need Bonjour Print Services to be able to access your Octopi once it has connected to your WiFi network.

    Download Bonjour Print Services for Windows: https://support.apple.com/kb/DL999?locale=en_US

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  16. Install Bonjour Print Services

    Go to your downloads folder and click on BonjourPSSetup.execlick.png

  17. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

     

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    Once successfully installed, the following will be displayed.Bonjour_complete.PNG
  18. Access your Windows Firewall

    These instructions may vary slightly depending on your version of Windows.

    Access your Windows Firewall by typing in “Firewall” in your Windows Search Bar.

    You can also access Windows Firewall via your Control Panel.

    Control Panel > Systems and Security > Windows Firewall > Allowed Apps

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  19.  Allowed Programs and Features

    After accessing Windows Firewall, go to “Allow a Program through Windows Firewall” or “Allowed Apps”. This may vary depending on the version of Windows being used.

    Scroll down the list of allowed apps/programs and make sure that Bonjour Service is checked on both Private and Public. If it’s not, click on “Change settings” and tick both boxes and then save and exit.

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  20. To connect to Octopi, launch a web browser and type the following in the address bar "octopi.local/".
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  21. The first time you connect, set a username and password for access control. Pic_12.png
  22. After setting up access control you will then need to login into OctoPrint.Pic_13.png
  23. Create a printer profile for the AON-M by accessing Settings via the OctoPrint toolbar.Pic_14.png
  24. Navigate to Printer Profiles > Add Profile and then fill in the profile as shown below. Pic_15.png
  25. Name: AON-M

    Form Factor: Rectangular

    Origin: Lower Left

    Volume: X: 450

    Y:450

    Z: 640

    Heated Bed (Enabled)

    Nozzle Diameter 0.6mm

    Number of Extruders: 3

     

  26. Set the AON-M profile as the default profile by clicking on the star icon. Pic_16.png
  27. Power off the Raspberry Pi and then assemble it with the case that was included. Once assembled, connect the Octopi to the AON-M printer using the shielded USB cable and then power on both the printer and the device.
  28. Congratulations, you should now be able to access your AON-M printer by typing in octopi.local/ in your browser's address bar.

If you have any difficulties setting up the Octopi, please reach out to our support team.

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