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OctoPi Kit for 3D Printing

SKU: CE05451

$148.00 $142.00 AUD, inc GST
$129.09 AUD, exc GST
OctoPi Kit for 3D Printing
142 AUD

SKU: CE05451

$148.00 $142.00 AUD, inc GST
$129.09 AUD, exc GST
4 reviews 0 5 4.8

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Insert SD card to PC, save G-Code, eject SD card, go to printer, insert SD card, use front panel controls to start print. Sound familiar? It's a pretty tedious way to control a 3D Printer, especially in this day and age of IoT devices. We have put together a no-nonsense Raspberry Pi kit that will get you printing simply from the comfort of your internet browser on a local network PC. Now the above process looks more like slice, save, print. Right from your PC. It runs a Linux distribution called OctoPi, that has all the software loaded that allows you to host your 3D Printer on your local network and simply log in to a webpage to control it. The Raspberry Pi will take your G-Code and send it to the print (much the same as printing via USB).

Not only will you have control of your printer, you will also be able to view a live stream from the included camera board via the printer host software, OctoPrint. This enabling you to view your printer's status in real time! Perfect for busy makers! To get started with OctoPi just follow our Setting up your OctoPi Kit tutorial and you’ll be up and running in no time.

Our OctoPi kit contains:

Note: The Official Power Supply is now white

The main consideration when making the decision in network interface is the required speed and intended use. If you are looking to stream from the included camera board, you will be using around 2-3 MB/s of your wireless routers bandwidth to do so, which can bog down your local network pretty fast. Obviously using an Ethernet cable is going to be much better for this purpose but sometimes it is an impractical option, either way our kit will have you covered.

Once assembled, you can login to your Octoprint from any browser on your local network and begin printing remotely. With a few extra steps you can do so from outside your network, allowing you to print from any device anywhere in the world.

If you are curious on how to do this yourself additional information is available in our Remote Printing with our OctoPi tutorial.

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Customer Reviews

  1. Review by Andrew - The kit is easy to use verified purchaser
    Rating
    80

    The kit is easy to use, but the case doesn't allow use of extra heatsinks on both sides without modification.

    Ended up 3D printing a better case to mount on my Taz6.

    Feedback from Core Electronics: Heatsinks are not needed on the newer 3B+ which is included with this kit. It has great heat management as is (especially compared to older models). The included case allows use with any printer - not just specific models. All the best with your 3D printing! (Posted on 8/02/2019)

  2. Review by Kris verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Simple to set-up, just update Wifi details in the config file, connect to printer and turn on (Posted on 28/09/2018)

  3. Review by Bernard verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Fast service and cheaper prices than elsewhere.
    I am blown away by how easy this was to set up and use. The OctoPrint software is far more featured than expected. Only little negative, there was no mention of needing a tool to focus the camera. Thought I had a dud one until I came across it being mentioned in a tutorial video on Youtube. Printed one off Thingiverse and all was good. (Posted on 11/09/2018)

  4. Review by Tony verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Great kit all you need. (Posted on 17/08/2018)

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