What is OctoPrint?
OctoPrint is the snappy web interface for your 3D printer that allows you to control and monitor all aspects of your printer and print jobs, right from within any browser on your network. It runs basically everywhere, from a Raspberry Pi to your gaming rig, can be easily extended thanks to a powerful plugin system, and is Free and Open Source Software.
Why Github Sponsors?
Working on OctoPrint takes a lot of time and effort. The development of new functionality itself plus maintenance, bug fixing, testing, release preparations, reviews of contributed code and such alone is already a full time job when done right, and that even leaves out other coding unrelated tasks like writing documentation, community management, server administration etc.
Don't get me wrong, I really love doing this work, and I want to continue doing it! But I can't manage this de facto full time job next to an actual one. My work on OctoPrint used to be fully backed by a single sponsor, but these days it's people from the community like you who allow me to stay involved with OctoPrint as much as I am now, and also to fund the infrastructure around it, like the community forum!
You've seen what I've been able to accomplish over the past couple of years. If you enjoyed the ride so far, please consider supporting my work via a Github sponsorship! Thank you!
186 sponsors are funding foosel’s work.
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You help keeping OctoPrint alive and maintained!
$5 a monthSelect
Let's hang out together!
As a thank you for your support you get to submit questions I answer in the regular OctoPrint On Air videos, where I also tell you about what I've been working on and what my next steps will be. I’m targeting a more or less monthly schedule here.
$20 a monthSelect
Your name in OctoPrint!
You get mentioned as a sponsor in OctoPrint’s "About" dialog while sponsoring at this level. And of course you also get everything above as well.