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Octoprint all the things
Get as many of the 3D printers using Octoprint for print job running
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All of the Lulzbot printers can be driven from Octoprint and now we have 5x mini's and 2x Taz's it makes sense to not have to have a space laptop tethered to a printer to actually run print jobs.

This can be done with a single "server" PC running multiple octoprint instances but this might get confusing as to which printer is which when they are simply labeled by serial port.

To this end, Ed has donated 3x Raspberry Pi 3's for use as OctoPi servers.

Phase 1 - OctoPi trial run

Setup OctoPi on one of the Pi 3's and get it running with one of the new Lulzbot mini's

Phase Complete!

Phase 2 - assess multiple printers on one Pi

With 7 printers and 3 Pi's, it makes sense to see how viable running multiple printers per pi is. though just having a single printer per pi and having 2x on minis and 1x on the Taz 6 is probably the first intermediate step.

Current Phase

Phase 3 - have an internal web status page

To manage users' use of the printers, an internal web page could be created to direct users to octoprint instances associated with specific printers

Very much in the realms of TODO land

Sidequest - Cura 3.6+

update space laptops to current lulzbot edition cura and bring firmware of printers up to match since the shipped firmware doesn't play nice with Cura2 3.x

In progress! SoMakeIt Mini 4 has been upgraded along with one space laptop

Sidequest - Octolapse

Octoprint + webcam +octolapse plugin makes nice printing time lapses by moving the print head out of view before taking a pic on the webcam

Webcam supplied by [User:Chris3DSmith]. some kind of bracket needs designing/printing
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