It's a little more complicated than setting up Octoprint but it's not too scary.
You'll need a Raspberry Pi 2 or 3 with a tested and working internet connnection.
Download the AstroBox Raspberry Pi image and write to your SD card.
We like to use Etcher as it's quick, easy and works flawlessly.
- Insert SD card into your Raspberry Pi 2 or 3 (with a tested and working internet connection)
- Connect a keyboard and display
- Login as Pi
- Run the following commands (one at a time)
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
If you're using the RPi Zero W camera (as we are) you'll need to enable it through:
No we need to setup the network connection, this is so you don't have to use the Astroprint hotspot which doesn't work with the onboard WiFi in either the RPi Zero W or RPi 3.
sudo nano /etc/astrobox/config.yaml
In this file you need to add two lines:
network: manager: manual
Now you need to setup your WiFi connection:
sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces
In this file add the following (and update the SSID and password accordingly):
allow-hotplug wlan0 auto wlan0 iface wlan0 inet dhcp wpa-ssid "YOUR-WIFI-NAME" wpa-psk "PASSWORD-TO-WIFI"
Reboot the RPi:
Once booted it should be connected to your WiFi, make a note of the IP address.
On another device (tablet, phone or computer) open a browser and connect to this IP address.
You should be able to configure Astroprint through the wizard.
Make a note of the name of your Astroprint, for example: http://astrobox-1234.local as you will need this. We were unable to change the name for some reason, we'll investigate that further later.
Once done; shut down the Pi and put the SD card back into the Raspberry Pi Zero W.
Connect the Pi Zero W to your printer, power it up and then visit the url you noted earlier (for example: http://astrobox-1234.local) and you're good to go!
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