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.
- Access to your router/modem admin page.
- A program to open zip files.
The following instructions are for Windows OS (Windows XP and above).
- 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_redirect
- Download the latest release of Octopi (zip file) from here: https://octopi.octoprint.org/
- 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).
- Load the micro SD card using the SD adapter, once inserted it should appear under the devices tab in Windows Explorer’s My Computer.
- Launch the Win32 Disk Imager program and load the image file you extracted earlier.
- Verify the Drive Path of the micro SD using File Explorer.
- Select the drive path for the micro SD card.
- Click “Write”. You will get a prompt box to verify you have selected the correct target device, verify you do and then click yes.
- Do not interrupt the writing process, if you do the card can get damaged and become unusable.
- It can take 5-10 min to complete the writing process.
- Once complete go to the SD card directory and open octopi-network.txt file using WordPad.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Log into your Wi-Fi admin access page by typing in the default gateway IP address into the address bar of your web browser.
- To find your default gateway you can enter “cmd” in the start menu search/run field and hit enter to access the Command Prompt. Then type “ipconfig” into the command prompt window, you should then be able to see your network information including the default gateway IP address.
- Open the network map and find the device named “octopi”, you will then need to get the IP address that has been assigned to it.
- To connect to Octopi, type in the IP address in your web browser’s address bar. The first time you connect, set a username and password for access control.
- After setting up access control you will then need to login into OctoPrint.
- Create a printer profile for the AON-M by accessing Settings via the OctoPrint toolbar.
- Navigate to Printer Profiles > Add Profile and then fill in the profile as shown below.
Form Factor: Rectangular
Origin: Lower Left
Volume: X: 450
Heated Bed (Enabled)
Nozzle Diameter 0.6mm
Number of Extruders: 3
- Set the AON-M profile as the default profile by clicking on the star icon.
- 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.
- Congratulations, you should now be able to access your AON-M printer by typing in the IP address of the Octopi.
If you have any difficulties setting up the Octopi, please reach out to our support team.