Thursday, September 3, 2015

Raspberry Pi and 3D Printer Integration

Took on a new project a few weeks ago.

Some Filipino engineering students hired me to set them up with a 3D printer and integrated Raspberry Pi computer.

We started out with a Solidoodle clone printer we mod and sell in the Philpines.  It is a improved version of the Solidoodle 3 with CNC aluminum parts in place of the originals plastic parts.

We then added in the liquid cooled print head, and started on the Pi.

Turns put it is not as easy as it seems.  

I got Octopi for the Raspberry Pi up and running, but the recipe called for the addition of a LCD screen.

So today we installed the touch screen.  However it would not work without using the supplied version of Raspberry Pi that did not have the 3D printer software.

So back to square one.

If you want one of these little computers, the you can get at the site below.

I'll take some pics in the morning and post them.

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