Raspberry Pi controlled 3D printing

I’ve edited this post since I originally posted it as someone pointed out that it wasn’t just the Pi controlling the printer. Doh!

Daniel Blair has hooked up his Pi and an Arduino to the printer, a Printrbot, and used a piece of software called OctoPrint on the Pi to drive the printing. There’s even a Pi distro you can download called OctoPi if you wanted to do the same, but make easier on yourself. You can view a video of Daniel’s printer in action below or read more on his blog post.

3 comments for “Raspberry Pi controlled 3D printing

  1. 25 July 2014 at 11:29 pm

    This still uses an Arduino board from Printrbot, called the Printrboard, which the RasPi interfaces with via USB. OctoPrint is simply the host software.

    • 26 July 2014 at 11:27 am

      Thanks for the clarification – I obviously misunderstood the original post. Doh! I’ve made corrections.

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