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Octoprint on the RPi Zero W

We recently decided to try Octoprint on a Raspberry Pi Zero W with camera but the current Octoprint image just doesn't work on the Pi Zero W without additional config.

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It's really easy but you'll need a Raspberry Pi 2 or 3 with a tested and working internet connnection.

Download the Octoprint image and write to your SD card.

We like to use Etcher as it's quick, easy and works flawlessly.

  • Open Boot folder on the SD Card and update the octopi-network.txt file with ssid and psk fields (Removing # on the 3 wifi entries)
  • 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 dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get install binutils
sudo apt-get install rpi-update
sudo rpi-update

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 http://octopi.local and you're good to go!