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Project Serling Outtakes

Project: Serling is an electronic reproduction of the “Mystic Seer” prop from the Twilight Zone episode “Nick of Time”. In the show, William Shatner’s character becomes obsessed with the seemingly correct predictions of a coin-operated fortune teller machine. The version being built for element14 Presents is a Raspberry Pi-powered device that uses a thermal printer to deliver randomly-selected answers to yes or no questions.

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The Twilight Zone Mystic Seer In Action

Project: Serling is an electronic reproduction of the “Mystic Seer” prop from the Twilight Zone episode “Nick of Time”. In the show, William Shatner’s character becomes obsessed with the seemingly correct predictions of a coin-operated fortune teller machine. The version being built for element14 Presents is a Raspberry Pi-powered device that uses a thermal printer to deliver randomly-selected answers to yes or no questions.

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element14 Presents — Project Mooninite: Raspberry Pi Asteroid Tracker

Whether you call them “blinkies”, “throwies”, “sparklers”, or anything else, LED art is an interesting nexus of street art and hacker culture.

Connect with Matt on element14 and find the B.O.M at: http://bit.ly/2C2dhEt

Events such as DEFCON even have exhibitions for the most creative blinky designs while maker storefronts sell them in every conceivable shape. In this video, Matt collaborates with his friends at the National Upcycled Computing Collective to build a solar-powered “smart” blinky that not only looks cool at night, but contributes its computing power to a worldwide network that’s looking for disease cures, extraterrestrial intelligence, rogue asteroids, and more!

How To Build A Raspberry Pi LED Blinky For BOINC [Trailer]

The Berkley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC) allows citizens to donate their spare computing power to help scientific research. In this element14 Presents project inspired by the 2007 Boston Mooninite Panic, we’re going to build a basic electronics hacker project: an LED blinky that not only makes cool designs, but also contributes computing power to BOINC by means of a solar-powered Raspberry Pi!

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Music: “Starlight (beta)” by Anders Enger Jensen, used with permission.

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Building a Raspberry Pi Portable Gaming Device (Hack Like Heck: Matthew Eargle – TurtlePi)

If you’re going to build a retro gaming device, why not do it with a little style? The TurtlePi starts with a 1989 Konami Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles LCD handheld with a bad board and replaces the internals using a Raspberry Pi Zero W and Adafruit PiTFT screen to build a TMNT-themed handheld like no other! This video is the grand-prize-winning entry in Element14’s “Hack Like Heck” competition. Special thanks to Element14 and all of my friends, family, and subscribers who supported me in the contest!

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why don’t we have people send in short
audition videos and put them on the Element

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14 community saying hey here’s Who I am
here’s what I do and here’s how I would

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approach a raspberry pi affordable okay
and the ten best videos that we oh yeah

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what are you doing here we were battling
the shredder and old metal face

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destroyed my favorite video game ever I
need your help to fix it well why don’t

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you get it Donatello to do it nah he’s
busy working on some project for some

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Ben Heck guy whoever that is you think
you can look at it oh yeah this is a

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crush a I’ll see what I can do so
apparently Raphael is entrusted me with

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this vintage 1989 Teenage Mutant Ninja
Turtles handheld game and well it’s kind

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of a one-trick pony though it’s a
rudimentary graphics rudimentary sound

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rudimentary gameplay but what if we can
take these design cues and upgrade the

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internals we’ll say a Raspberry Pi new
screen etc and we can build something

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that celebrates not only a beloved
franchise but retro gaming in general

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much the way that the SNES classic or
the NES classic does so here’s my idea

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we take said TMNT game which is very
poor part and should be able to fit a

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new TFT screen right here we’ll use the
original buttons if I can get some

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replacements we use the original buttons
here we use these function buttons we

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put a power switch here for the on/off
button and then we’ll just use some tax

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switches up underneath we’ll build a new
control set so the screen and a

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Raspberry Pi should just fit right here
may have to take much of this out just

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to fit everything in but we should be
able to have plenty of room here since

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we’re not
gonna use double A’s I should be able to

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get a lipo big lipo battery stick it
right in here and use this room for some

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extra eternals so this looks like it’s a
very viable project so let me order some

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parts and we will start fitting
everything together and see where it

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goes so I think my biggest concern here
is the way that the pie and the screen

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are gonna fit together inside the case
now of course it looks like they’re

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gonna fit so it should be okay but we’ll
know for certain once we get rid of all

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this extra plastic here so I’m gonna
mark off all these areas that we’re

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gonna cut and then once I have all that
now it’s time to dremel yes I actually I

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was afraid of this so the buttons don’t
fit right the screen and they don’t even

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line up right so we’re gonna have to
take those

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so here are the buttons that we removed
and of course you got a uh can actually

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see in here that they just they just
don’t line up right so we’re gonna

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actually create a new pad a new
controller to go in here now before we

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get building this thing we should
probably at least set up the operating

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system on the Raspberry Pi and since
this is a PI based gaming system we’re

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gonna use the tried-and-true retro PI so
we’re just gonna jump over to the retro

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pie website and grab the image once
that’s finished downloading use an app

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like etcher to flash it onto a bootable
SD drive disco now I’ve got to

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reconfigure this workstation with the
HDMI monitor the OTG cable and the power

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supply in order to set up the Raspberry
Pi for the first boot okay we’ve got a

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splash screen this is a good sign so
from here let’s go into the

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configuration menu and set up the Wi-Fi

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now we need to enable SSH so we’re gonna
go into raspy config then to interface

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options SSH and 1/8 now back in the main
retro PI interface I’ll go ahead and

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shut down the pi so that I can clear all
the stuff off my workstation now back on

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the Mac I’ll just fire around terminal
and ssh into hi now I haven’t changed

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the knee of the credentials yet but you
absolutely should do that as soon as

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possible now I’m gonna be using a two
fruits 2.2 inch pie TFT hat as the

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primary display so I need to enable
support using the script that they were

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so good to provide I’ll use option 6 for
the manual configuration and give it a

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few minutes for everything to install I
also need to set up a two fruits from

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retro game scripts so I can quickly
assign the GPIO breakout pins from the

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screen module
we’ll use the hi girls zero settings for

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simplicity okay the initial setup is
complete and it’s time to do

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okay so I’ve picked up some bakelite
perfboard so I could build a custom

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controller without having to roll my own
PCB besides it’s quicker and easier if I

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just hand wire everything and I’m gonna
be better able to make adjustments and

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changes as necessary if so to start I
just need to lay out my buttons and make

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sure I have the correct spacing by using
the front panel of the game then I’ll

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press fit my pack switches in the board
and double check the spacing as I go

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once everything is lined up right it’s
time to solder

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now that all the buttons are soldered
place I’ll go ahead and trim off the

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excess bakelite so that the whole board
fits in the case nicely of course this

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is why I’m using bakelite instead of
fiberglass because well it’s I can cut

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it with scissors I don’t have to get out
the dremel and all the safety equipment

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so you know just to make a simple trail
I’m also gonna need to cut out a notch

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here to fit this big beefy power button
that I’m gonna install separately now

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let’s start working on this screen
assembly

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so the PI TFT hat actually comes with a
separate GPIO breakout right here below

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the 40 thin connector so that you can
easily attach control wires the cell I’m

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going to connect the buttons and I’m
just gonna use a two fruits default

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layout for their retro game script to
wire everything for now okay just a

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quick orientation check let’s get these
wires soldered to their Horace ponding

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buttons

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okay now moment of truth it’s time to
solder the pie to the screen module with

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all the wires sandwiched in between

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now the screen module and the PI are
married I need to ground all these

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buttons to a common line so I’ll just
run some ground lines create a couple of

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buses and connect all of that to one of
the ground pants on the GPIO now I need

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a couple of shoulder buttons and so I’m
going to use these little candy colored

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text witches because they’re going to
fit right into the top of these little

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shoulders here on the bottom of the case
appropriately enough so I’m going to

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need to measure the button cap okay
looks be about 11 millimeters give or

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take so now my stepper bit and you get
to chewing through this plastic

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looking good so now we need some onboard
audio okay let’s take our USB audio

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adapter and and tear off these three and
a half millimeter Jaxx’s we’re not going

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to need them instead we’ll just solder
the leads to our speaker directly to the

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pads where the headphone jack was it
doesn’t really matter which channel we

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use because we’re only going to output
mono sound all these old games did just

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fine with mono sound anyway I mean it’s
not like a lot of TVs back in the day

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had stereo capabilities anyway
kind of reminds me of the Etta reminds

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me of the old game boys you know
dot-matrix with stereo sound but only

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one speaker whatever now we should at
least make sure it works now comes the

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fun

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I need to desolder these wires leading
to the USB plug because well this just

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isn’t gonna work
oh yeah and you might want to take note

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of where each wire is connected to
logistics anyway with the USB

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disconnected I’ll just cut a micro USB
cable that I have lying around and leave

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a micro plug and just a few inches worth
of cable strip it down and solder the

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individual wires onto the appropriate
pads add a little dab of hot glue to

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reinforce the connections and then we’ve
got as a micro USB audio adapter that

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should fit just like so now the last
component I have to build before we put

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this whole thing together is the power
supply now I’m going to use a two

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thousand milliamp power lipo battery to
power the thing with but I’m gonna need

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a way to charge it and to distribute
that power so for that I’m gonna use

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this a power boost 1000 from Adafruit
it’s actually pretty simple to wire the

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battery plugs into this little jack
right here and we just have to run a

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couple of wires from these terminals one
goes to a 5 volt pin and the other goes

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to the ground pin on the PI I’m also
gonna wire this little clicky button

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switch that I have that I’ll use to talk
with power now let’s get these things

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soldered up and that’ll be time to put
this bad boy together

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so I’ve run into a little bit of a snag
on assembling the speaker that I’m using

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is just too big to fit inside the shell
so I’m gonna have to find a smaller

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speaker driver to use now fortunately
the fine folks over at Ben Heck show

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happened to send me another speaker as
part of the build materials for Ben’s

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original bill okay let’s get this bad
boy put together we’re gonna start with

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the power boost unit wire that up to the
five volt in and the ground pin on the

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Raspberry Pi then we want a route ours
power switch into its appropriate

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position all right looking good now we
need to connect the shoulder buttons to

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the main controls we’re gonna start by
running ground lines from the ground bus

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on the controller out to the shoulder
buttons which I’ve attached to these

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small little pieces of perfboard that
I’ve glued into place then we’re going

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to connect our signal wires that we
soldered on to the screen module earlier

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all right everything’s fitting great now
we just need to add a little hot glue to

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hold everything in place and to insulate
our wires okay the last thing we have to

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do is Mount our USB audio so we got to
run the cable right around through here

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plug it in and cut a little piece of
mounting square we’re gonna tack the

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speaker right down on to the battery and
I think we’re actually finished let’s

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give it a shot
it works I’ve works it works okay one

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more thing I’ve got to do and always got
to sign our work perfect now I just got

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to get this back over to Raphael and
we’re good to go okay so the games

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intact but I’ve made a few modifications
that I think you’re gonna enjoy let’s

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check it out wow this is radical this is
way better than the game I used to play

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hey folks Atari here I’ve been playing

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around with this Robo 3d printer for a

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while now

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and I think I’ve got the hang of it

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finally the thing about 3d printing is

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it’s very much a hacker minded hobby

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there’s a lot of trial and error

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involved in the process and most

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consumer grade printers do lack a lot of

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the out-of-the-box features got some of

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the higher-end printers include which

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leads people like me to go ahead and

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build their own upgrades what I’ve done

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here is I’ve installed a Raspberry Pi

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with the octoprint software to make a

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self-contained Wi-Fi printer and then I

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installed a webcam to capture time-lapse

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videos of the print process as well as

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some LED lighting for better video

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capturing and then I’ve you know kind of

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rejiggered the cabling and the filament

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feeds so that they’re going to move a

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little bit better and they don’t be

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caught up in may in the works inside it

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just makes for a whole lot better

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experience so this video is going to

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walk you through the process that I use

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to install these physical upgrades but I

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will have a link in the doobly-doo and

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probably up here in the corner a link to

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a full how-to article about about

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installing and setting up octoprint on

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the Raspberry Pi or octopi as its called

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I will put a link to that I’ll have a

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full write-up on airborne surfer comm so

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you can follow that guide there but

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again this is going to walk through the

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physical installation and with that with

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the write-up on the software that should

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get you through a pretty much down the

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gist of it the first thing I’m going to

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fix is the zip tie loop for the cable

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loom having a zip tie here has been

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holding the Loom a little too rigidly

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and has led to a few failed prints I’ve

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already cut the zip ties since removing

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the hood and now I need to replace the

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mounting point for the zip tire I found

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a suitable two piece cable loop on

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Thingiverse that holds the Loom in

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face while being loose enough to allow

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some play in the tension remove the two

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screws holding the loop mount in place

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then replace it with the base of the

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two-piece print hang on to the second

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piece for later next thing to do is

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install some lighting I picked up the

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self-adhesive USB powered LED strip from

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Amazon and ran it along the interior of

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the hood be sure to start with the USB

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plug on the slide with the cable well

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this is the same side that the loop

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mount is installed now before we put the

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hood back on go ahead and unplug the USB

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cable and the power cable from the

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printer place the hood back onto the

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base of the printer with the cable loop

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on the same side as the well make sure

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all the wiring is tucked inside the hood

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before pressing down to properly align

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the screw holes then screw the hood

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securely in place now gently lift the

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printer and set it on its side make sure

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to hold on to the print cartridge and

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abed as they’re likely to slide around

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to install the Raspberry Pi we’re going

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to need to siphon some electricity from

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the printers power supply specifically

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from the AC input coming from the switch

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on the back of the unit the power supply

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on a robo 3d printer is a tough zombie

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to remove

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there aren’t any screws or anything it’s

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just held in the friction very tightly

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as you can see taking quite a bit of

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effort to remove I found that shifting

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it down at an angle back and forth will

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garner the quickest results but your

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mileage may vary so here are the

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terminals these four go into the Arduino

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board that controls the printer and

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these three are for the AC what dish

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blue brown green and yellow OnLive just

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get get somebody killed

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you see standards exist for a reason

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well they exist for many reasons but one

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of them is safety international standard

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wiring colors are such so that one does

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not accidentally connect the wrong

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conduct to do the wrong terminal or

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worse touch the wrong live conductor

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this is wrong this is it’s good right

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I mean bed at least the goddamn

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terminals are clearly marked anyway

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we’re going to need to tap into these

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leads to direct power to a standard 110

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volt outlet so that we can use an

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off-the-shelf power converter to power

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the Raspberry Pi

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we’ll start by loosening the terminal

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screws and removing the leads I picked

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up this outlet saver at micro Center for

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a couple of dollars essentially it’s a

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10 inch long grounded extension cord

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take a pair of scissors and cut off the

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plug-in then strip away the outer casing

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leaving just the outlet end and the

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exposed inner wiring at least these

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wires are the proper colors so now we

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just need to strip the end of the

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insulation off of each of the wires so

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we can hook them up to the terminal now

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remember kids ground is green like grass

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on the ground white is neutral because

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it’s the neutral color and black is live

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because black lives matter anyway

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so we reinsert the leads from the switch

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into the proper terminal then insert the

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new leads from the extension cord into

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the appropriate terminals as well and

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tighten the retaining screw then simply

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reposition the power supply back inside

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its retainer with a good shove now we’re

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going to need to run a USB cable to

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connect the Arduino to the Raspberry Pi

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and because the Arduino is mounted so

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close to the edge of the base we’re

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going to use this right angle USB cable

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to make the connection now even with the

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low profile of the right angle cable

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though we’re going to need to

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move the Arduino to plug in the cable so

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just remove these three mounting screws

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from the Arduino and carefully plug in

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the USB cable you can use the existing

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wires to hold the new USB cable in place

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just be careful not to pull any of the

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wires from the Arduino screw the Arduino

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back into place and you’re done with

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step 2

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I found the simple mouth for a Raspberry

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Pi on Thingiverse but I also printed if

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you get the hole size right you can use

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screws to mount the pie in place but I’m

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just going to use glue as it’s a little

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easier than drilling out the hole apply

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the glue to the mount and press the

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Raspberry Pi board into place some glue

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should come through the holes in the pie

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and mushroom over to provide a pretty

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good hole clamp some parts together

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until the glue sets apply glue along the

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perimeter of the mouth and press it into

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place on the bottom of the printer make

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sure to hold it tightly against the base

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of the printer until they do the sex

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finally plug the printer into one of the

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USB ports on the pie plug one end of a

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USB to micro USB cable into the power

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port on the Raspberry Pi and the other

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end into a wall wart power converter I

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think this one up at Tashi station for

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about 5 imperial credits just make sure

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it’s rated for at least 5 volts and 1

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ampere plug your power converter into

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your hacked up power outlet from earlier

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and now your pie is powered on by the

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main switch on the printer again you can

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use the existing wiring to hold your new

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wiring in place I picked up a short USB

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extension cable to connect the lighting

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to the PI as well so I just need to

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connect that the last USB connection is

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made for the webcam which will record

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our time-lapse videos for this i’ll

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thread the USB cable from the front of

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the printer through the cable well to

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the underside of the printer and connect

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it to the Raspberry Pi

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before setting the printer up light go

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ahead and insert the cable loom in place

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inside the loop installed earlier and

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enclose it with the locking piece then

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carefully write the printer this is a

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widget that I designed myself and

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Tinkercad and I’ll put a link to it in

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the doobly-do what it does is it clamps

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onto the edge of the print bed and

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allows you to mount a clamp style webcam

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level with the print bed so you can

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capture time-lapse video that stabilize

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to the y-axis stabilizing one axis is

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nice because otherwise motion gets

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really messy and you can’t really see

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much detail in your printing lastly

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we’re going to turn the printer around

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to the back so I can install the new

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spool holder that I printed this is a

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replacement for the stock holder that

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hangs off the side of the hood this one

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keeps the footprint of the printer a

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little smaller and keeps the filament

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closer to the center axis of the printer

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which helps keep the feed steady

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preventing jams and tangles and it just

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grips onto the side of the hood and

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slides down to lock in place

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now if you’ll install these upgrades as

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soon as possible after setting up your

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logo through the printer you’ll find

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that you’re going to get a much better

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and much more consistent quality in your

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prints and you’ll have a lot fewer

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headaches along the way so anyway thanks

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for watching and if you like this video

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me 3d print leave an answer in the

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How To Install OctoPi (Raspberry Pi OctoPrint)

Having a 3D printer at your disposal is pretty amazing, but it can be a pain when you have to keep the printer tethered to your working computer for hours (or even days) while it runs! I was looking for a simple solution to drive my printer while I used my laptop for other purposes (like going to work during the week) when I came across OctoPrint, an open-source 3D printer web interface for controlling and monitoring the printer from a remote computer. The software essentially creates a running web server for the printer and takes the place of printing suites like MatterControl or Repetier, so it does require running on a machine connected to the printer via USB. If you have an old PC gathering dust, you can easily set it up and have a permanent print station. I, however, don’t have the luxury of a lot of space, so I wanted a more portable option that I could pull out when I needed to use it and easily put away. For this, I chose the Raspberry Pi as it is small enough to easily fit into the printer’s form factor, doesn’t require much electricity to run, and has built-in WiFi compatibility. The OctoPrint software even comes as a complete Linux distro optimized for Raspberry Pi called OctoPi.

Out of the box, OctoPi incorporates the LAMP stack for web hosting, a complete OctoPrint installation (including dependencies) for controlling the 3D printer, the mjpg-streamer package for streaming timelapse videos of the print process, and CuraEngine for slicing. This last item, however, is really moot because of the anemic computing power of the Raspberry Pi. I prefer to slice models on my working computer then transfer over the network to OctoPi for printing.

OctoPi is a pretty simple setup with a lot of really good documentation both at the OctoPrint.org site and their GitHub page. To start, make sure you have Etcher installed and simply download the latest stable version fromΒ http://octopi.octoprint.org/downloadΒ (Be sure to grab the md5 file to verify the download as well!). Unzip the downloaded image and burn it to your SD card using Etcher like you would any other RPi image.

OctoPi network setup
If you don’t know how to manage these settings, you might think twice before diving into 3D Printing. Just a thought.

Open the newly burnt SD card as a removable drive in your computer’s file explorer. In the root folder of the SD card, use a text editor to open octopi-network.txtΒ and edit the file as necessary to match your network configuration.Β Don’t forget to delete the # at the beginning of the appropriate lines or OctoPi will not connect to the network!

Eject the SD card from your computer, pop it into the Raspberry Pi, run a USB cable from the Pi to the printer, and turn on the Pi by plugging it into a power supply. Give the Pi a minute to boot up, and SSH into it from your main computer. The Pi will be located on the network as octopi.local (or an IP address assigned by the router). As usual, the default username is pi and the default password is raspberry.

Change the password using the passwd command, then close your SSH session.

Open a browser on your main computer and point it to octopi.local (or the assigned IP address). The OctoPrint interface will open with the “First-Run Wizard” and prompt you to set up access controls such as username and password. This is specific to OctoPrint and independent of the username and password used to access the Pi via SSH. If you don’t plan on having your printer exposed to the Internet or having anyone else connecting to your network, you may disable access control. I keep it activeΒ just in case, so disable at your own risk!

Reboot OctoPi through the menu at the top right of the screen, and you will be all set to print! If you need more help, check out the README section of the GitHub page or drop a comment below!

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