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OctoPrint around the World

A little exhibit of some awesome OctoPrint setups from all around the world, as shared by enthusiastic users - the very first "OctoPrint around the World" community spotlight feature!

Read more at http://octoprint.org/blog/2016/12/14/octoprint-around-the-world/
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Community spotlight: Makerbot(clone) support via a plugin

It's not a secret that OctoPrint so far lacked support for Makerbot printers and their clones (e.g. Flashforge) and that I wasn't going to do anything about that due to various reasons (the most prominent one being no access to a machine to test with, but admittedly also some other reservations). With the arrival of the plugin system in OctoPrint's development branch +Mark Walker took it upon himself to change that and with "GPX" [1] developed a plugin around the "gpx" tool, which converts GCODE to the x3g format used by these printers. Mark has the plugin do this on the fly, basically having it act as a translation layer between OctoPrint itself and the serial port connected to the printer and thus allowing FlashForge and Makerbot printers up until Gen5 (read: Replicator 2 being the last one) to work together with OctoPrint.

Mark himself has it working with his FlashForge Creator Pro running Sailfish 7.7. While the plugin should still be considered alpha stage, he is still looking for feedback and input from other people who dare try it out. The README on the plugin's Github repository [2] (also linked from the plugin repository) contains setup instructions and an overview of current known issues/caveats plus a small roadmap, so be sure to check it out if you want to give this a try.

The plugin requires a very current devel build of OctoPrint (since it depends on a couple of hooks newly introduced) and Linux as underlying operating system.

Big thanks to Mark, this is truly a remarkable use of the still young plugin system!

[1] http://plugins.octoprint.org/plugins/gpx/
[2] https://github.com/markwal/OctoPrint-GPX/blob/master/README.md
Use OctoPrint with s3g/x3g printers (like FlashForge and older MakerBot)
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Due to a lot of stuff going on at my day job, my constant display of skill to get sick just in time for weekends (yet again flat on my back and sneezing my brains out right now) and a lot of stuff going on in the background I don't have any development news at the moment that are fit for a big display yet (if you want to now what I've been working on while possible take a look at the commRefactoring branch). Nevertheless, I got to share some cool community projects that I learnt about over the last weeks :)

First of all there's "octocmd" by Giles from the Mailinglist, which is basically an all-in-one solution for generating STLs from OpenSCAD sources and slicing and printing them via OctoPrint. You can find the repo here: https://github.com/vishnubob/octocmd and the documentation here: http://octocmd.readthedocs.org/

Then there's this nice Wordpress plugin to display your current printer status on your Wordpress enabled page, created by +Christian Lölkes: https://wordpress.org/plugins/octoprint/. You might be able to see it in action on his page at http://www.db4cl.com/

And last but not least there's a fork of OctoPrint that allows control of your printer via a wiimote (Linux only though) by Andrew Andrianov: https://github.com/nekromant/OctoPrint/tree/wii
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should i use the devel version to get the latess stable 
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Nice work! 
 
My latest OctoPrint-related project, still pretty rough around the edges, but I thought I'd share it now and see what you all thought about it:

https://github.com/jjg/octowatch
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Community Spotlight: TouchUI Plugin

A lot of people have complained about OctoPrint's default web interface not being optimized for mobile or small screen devices, and rightly so. One of the reasons why I created the plugin interface for OctoPrint 1.2.0 was that I hoped that it would enable people to get creative and solve such pain points themselves, and it's great to see developers like Paul de Vries aka "Billy Blaze" stepping up to that challenge.

His TouchUI Plugin basically reskins the existing web interface to optimize it for the use with small screen and touch enabled devices such as your mobile, your tablet or an embedded display on your Pi while keeping the core interface on desktop browsers. The current edition of the 3D Printing Thursday series of videos by +Adafruit Industries takes a closer look at what the plugin brings to the table, so don't miss it!

If you want to give it a drive yourself, you can find it in OctoPrint plugin repository, either via the Plugin Manager on your OctoPrint installation or from the plugin repository at http://plugins.octoprint.org/plugins/touchui/. It's official home page can be found at http://billyblaze.github.io/OctoPrint-TouchUI/.

Keep the awesome plugins coming! :)
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Very cool. Nice work

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If you got one of those nifty Raspberry Pi TFT screens and want to use it with OctoPrint, +Jonas Lorander might have you covered :)
 
Hi all, I figured I should show you all what I've been working on for the past few month. Very off and on, mostly off to be honest. I got it running on a Raspberry Pi on my desk at the moment, but I plan to add the display directly to the Pi on my printer to be able to control the most common tasks and see temperature and print time left.

https://github.com/jonaslorander/OctoPiPanel
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Love this! Using this! Missing control over fans!
Alternate layouts would be fun, but not necessary.Themes?
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