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I setup a Raspberry Pi with Octoprint to run the Lulzbot Mini printer so that I don't have to leave my computer connected to it during prints. This is a condensed version of the installation instructions, and reduces the amount of sites that need to be visited to follow the instructions.


Download the image from Octoprint

After downloading the .zip file, unzip it to get the image file (.img) for writing to your SD card.

Installing Octoprint and Initial Setup

Here's an instructional video on how to do the following setup: https://youtu.be/MwsxO3ksxm4

    1. Insert the SD card into your SD card reader and check which drive letter was assigned.
    2. Download the Win32DiskImager utility from the Sourceforge Project page as a zip file and extract the executable from the zip file.
    3. Run the Win32DiskImager utility; you will need to run this as administrator. Right-click on the file, and select Run as administrator.
    4. Select the Octoprint image file you extracted earlier.
    5. Select the drive letter of the SD card in the device box. 
    6. Click Write and wait for the write to complete.
    7. Exit the imager.
    8. Configure your WiFi connection by editing octopi-network.txt on the root of the sd card.
    9. Boot the Pi from the card.
    10. Log into your Pi via SSH (it is located at octopi.local if your computer supports bonjour or the IP address assigned by your router), default username is “pi”, default password is “raspberry”. Change the password using the passwd command and expand the filesystem of the SD card through the corresponding option when running sudo raspi-config
    11. Access OctoPrint through http://octopi.local or http://<your pi's ip address>.


On the local network, access OctoPrint through http://octopi.local