Documentation for MelbPC 3D Printer
Printer is a CTC Prusa I3 Pro B.
It is a knockoff of Geeetech Prusa I3 Pro B.
Uses a GT2560 electronics board
In addition, we have purchased a webcam and a raspberry pi.
Relevant Files in the Repository
Marlin-1.1.4/Configuration.h and Marlin-1.1.4/Configuration_adv.h
To use these settings from fresh, download latest Arduino and Marlin 1.1.4 and then replace these two files.
3D Printer Setup
There is now a dedicated wireless router connected to the Raspberry Pi. A wireless network called 3D Printer is now available. From there you can access Octoprint (http://192.168.0.105) to operate the Printer and direct send print jobs from latest version of Cura using the Cura Profile https://github.com/microcontrollersig/melbpc3DPrinter/blob/master/cura-2.6.2-infill30.curaprofile
Octorprint is running on a Raspberry Pi 2. It is used to operate the printer.
Octoprint uses Cura to do the slicing. You can find the Cura settings here https://github.com/microcontrollersig/melbpc3DPrinter/blob/master/cura_experimental.ini
You can use Advanced IP Scanner (http://filehippo.com/download_angry_ip_scanner/) to determine IP address of Pi. Alternatively, you can install Bonjour Print Services (https://support.apple.com/kb/DL999?locale=en_US), then access Pi with http://octopi.local (zeroconf)
Tips and Tricks for Octopi/octoprint
Emergency webcam URL: http://192.168.81.122:8080/?action=stream
http://192.168.0.105 (provided there is an ethernet connection to pi. Remember to plug the USB cable from GT2560 board to one of the 4 USB ports on the Pi.)
Port forwarding has been enabled on the router attached to the Pi.
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SSH available also with user/passwd pi/raspberry
#Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClFt878ZUMr_Nmuxnf45obg