How to download, install and connect your 3D Printer to the cloud via Raspberry Pi

Latest Instructions: Oct. 26, 2015

Hey Folks,

Please use these instructions to download, install and connect your printer to the cloud via Raspberry Pi.

Step 1: Download Pi Image
-Check out this walkthrough here: How to create a Raspberry Pi image for 3DPrinterOS

Step 2: Install the Pi image:
-Unpack the file from .zip archive you received via email and flash it to the SD card for your Pi.

Easy guides for installing Pi images:

Windows/Linux guide
http://elinux.org/RPi_Easy_SD_Card_Setup#Using_the_Win32DiskImager_program (Use Win32DiskImager, just select IMG and write it to SD card)

MAC guide

Step 3: Connect your Pi and Printer to the cloud:
There are two ways to do this, via Wifi dongle or via ethernet.

  1. Here is the walkthrough guide for setting up your Pi
    with Wifi: https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/configuration/wireless/wireless-cli.md
  2. Here is the walkthrough guide for setting up your Pi and Printer via
    Ethernet: How to set up Raspberry Pi + Ethernet (and SSH) - Walkthrough

That’s all! You’re Awesome!

If you have any issues connecting via Wifi we’ve made this troubleshooting infographic:

Here is a guide to connecting to finding your Pi’s IP address and connecting via SSH: https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/troubleshooting/hardware/networking/ip-address.md

Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
Thanks and Happy Printing!

I’m assuming this guide is for ethernet only? I have my pi on my home wifi thanks to Adafruits Pi Finder, I can ssh to it and ping google.com but it doesn’t seem to be talking to my dashboard. I do have it plugged into the printer. I have a monitor connected to the Pi too just to see what is going on.

Hey Luis,

We’ve had quite a few questions about this and we will be posting a walk-through and instructions in the next few days.

-Charles

Hi there, Any news on the walk-through for getting the Pi connected with Wifi?

Hey Guys!

I apologize for the delay on the Raspberry Pi and Wifi walkthrough! We are changing the way Wifi will work with our Pi images because our current method is overly complicated. You will be able to scan and switch between networks with the new protocol so we hope this makes it much easier to set up moving forward. We expect to release this shortly and will continue to give updates as they come.

Thanks for your patience and please reach out to me personally via charles@3dprinteros.com or skype at learn3dnyc!

Happy Printing,

Charles

I wish that we could put makerware on a pi. Wireless too

Hey Everyone,

Our beta for Wifi via Raspberry Pi is here! You can check out the walkthrough by clicking the link below.

http://forum.3dprinteros.com/t/how-to-install-raspberry-pi-image-wifi-beta/158?u=aaron

Please note that his is a beta version and your feedback is essential for making this even better. Give it a try and let us know what you think!?

Happy Printing!

Wifi doesn’t work. My Ralink RPi 2B bundled Wifi Dongle recognized as wlan0, and 3dprinteros tries to up wlan1 interface instead.

This is odd, the WiFi should work, because wlan0 is active.
Wlan1 needs to create an Access Point.

Were you able to get this Pi online with wifi? Let us know otherwise we can dive deeper into the issue and try to resolve it!

You can also ping me direct on skype username: amr05008

Hi, Aaron!
No, the only way i found it works is installing a package in Debian. But the package is older than Pi image version, so it doesn’t connect to cloud and can’t save Printer.

My skype: alexnovik. I can work this thing with you only in the night between 21:00-02:00 GMT+3 and weekend almost all day.

WiFi still does not seem to work with new versions (did with the old wifi beta, that seems to be discontinued now).
Ralink wifi stick and all I see from network/interfaces is lo and wlan1. after adding wlan0 all I see is: “DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 8”

any ideas?

Hello!
What WiFi dongle do you use?
Actually, we use the old beta wifi image on the RPI, so this is strange.

Hello, rellermaa.
Please, try to update to new version of program. We have fixed this problem.

If it still doesn’t work, write which dongle are you using and we will test.

For any issues with WiFi and Raspberry Pi, please check out this troubleshooting infographic as well:

Many of the common issues (and their solutions) can be found there.

Hello everyone, this guide has been updated today to include a walkthrough for Wifi and any recent updates we’ve made to our system. Let us know if you have any issues!