Currently we have two sponsored 3D printers available in the Nuremberg office. Both are located in a lab - which makes it hard to access them. Both also need some (hardware) maintenance.

This (hopefully short) side project should make the printers more usable and accessible for others.

Plan:

  • One additional RasPi with OctoPrint (network needed!)
  • Replace heated bed surface
  • Move printers out of the lab
  • Create a "printing area" somewhere (potentially in the 1st floor of our office)

Looking for hackers with the skills:

3d-printing

This project is part of:

Hack Week 19

Activity

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  • Comments

    • dannysauer
      8 months ago by dannysauer | Reply

      Do these have a webcam already? As a remote worker on a different continent I can't really get to the office to pick up a print, but it'd be nifty to have a web site where other people can maybe see a live stream of printing, and perhaps an archive of finished prints.

      • lrupp
        8 months ago by lrupp | Reply

        Yes, we have webcams for both. I'm currently just missing an additional RPi to allow remote management of the 2nd printer. (OctoPi is not so easy to setup to manage two printers with one instance.) Stay tuned: update will follow... ;-)

    • joadavis
      8 months ago by joadavis | Reply

      I wish I was in NUE and could help with this.

      • lrupp
        8 months ago by lrupp | Reply

        Sad to hear. But you are always welcome to provide nice ideas! :-)

    • lrupp
      7 months ago by lrupp | Reply

      Update:

      • Both printers are now in floor 1.3 and available for every employee. Thanks to Oliver (from facilities) for the space!
      • Thanks to Adrian, we have now 2 octopi instances up and running (one for each printer), that allow to manage the printers remotely. But: both interfaces are currently only reachable from the development network inside SUSE. Let's see how many people from other network segments want to make use of it (please ping).

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