Hi, I am Tushar Currently, Studying Master of Engineering Electrical with business at the University of Melbourne,
As a part of my internship, I would like to start working on the Prusa 3D printer and get connected to the Raspberry pi and control the 3D printer remotely via the internet of things.
for that, I need Raspberry Pi
Male header pins (18mm)X2
C 270 to add extensions
USB -Extention to add a camera,
I would like to make a request can I get these parts on priority? also apart from this list do you have any other recommendations to add on.? I have strict deadlines to complete this project, I would be grateful if i can hear from you asap.
Controlling a 3D printer via the internet is getting more and more popular so you have a number of options that are well supported.
The most popular path at the moment is to install OctoPrint on a Raspberry Pi and use their web interface for control of your printer. There is a tutorial for that here.
A more advanced option is to use firmware like Klipper with a Raspberry Pi to control your printer more directly, with the motion and control calculations being done on the Pi and the printer’s mainboard is delegated to just simple move operations. Teaching Tech have an excellent playlist with a full walkthrough on Klipper and optomising prints with some of the features it unlocks.
Prusa previously released a tutorial on how to install a Raspberry Pi Zero directly to your printers mainboard. This caused a bit of grief as Octoprint is not supported on a single core CPU like the Pi Zero and was prone to disappointment. I can see there are now warnings on their site explaining the limitations.
Unless you want to get really in-depth with your printer’s control I’d recommend using a Pi 3 or newer and using Octoprint to control it.
Lead times are live on the product pages. They’ll either say ‘Ships today if ordered before 2pm’ or ‘x units dispatch in X to Y days’.
If a product requires a lead time, it will hold your order up so it’s best to check everything on your order is in stock.
From there, it just depends on which postage method you opt for.
Shipping times are a bit longer than usual currently due to the increased volume of Christmas postage, so we’d recommend AusPost express, DHL is probably the fastest, but also accordingly is quite a bit more expensive.
At the moment we don’t have any stock of the Pi Camera’s so that’s why the bundle is out of stock at the moment. You can very easily configure your own camera in Octoprint though, heading over to the product page and opening up each of the individual products would be the fastest way to get them to you, here’s a list without the camera: