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Printing From a Raspberry Pi with Photonic3D


#1

Spent some time over the last two weekends integrating, filing bugs, and writing some code with the Creation Workshop Host team to get it running with the Titan 1:

There are still some rough edges, and I wouldn’t yet recommend people going out and trying to set this up yet. Even following the printer setup instructions I write in the CWH wiki (which use a Titan 1 as an example), the setup experience would be kind of hairy unless you are very comfortable with JavaScript, Linux, and G-code.

My goal is to create an out-of-the-box usable machine template for the Titan 1 that would work without having to do any custom machine configuration.

Right now, you need to be Linux-literate (especially with SSH and the command-line) in order to do serial port diagnostics should you have printer connectivity issues, which I am currently encountering at a surprisingly high rate at the OS level, not at the CWH software level.

Still, it’s promising that things have moved so fast over the last 2 weeks.


#2

Hi James,

Thank you for looking into this. I have been waiting for something like this and was hoping Kudo3D was onto it.

Look forward to it.


#3

Hello,
I am very interested in setting this host up with my Titan 1, however I could not find the printer setup instructions you mentioned in the CWH wiki. do oyu have a link?
Also how has development progressed since this post?
Thanks


#4

The wiki that I referred to is here:

https://github.com/area515/Creation-Workshop-Host/wiki/Slicing-With-Creation-Workshop-Host

which was the only wiki at the time.

Since then, we’ve opened up a standalone website (https://photonic3d.com) with a forum there and have made many advancements. I’m in the final stages of including a reasonably usable template for the Titan 1 using a downloadable template feature that Wes added.

I would suggest to you register in the Photonic3D forum to see the latest info. I’ll make an announcement there when I have usable setup steps.


#5

I have created a default printer template for the Titan 1, and I’ve printed about a liter of resin with this setup. If you have a Raspberry Pi 1-3, I would love to have you try it and give me feedback.

I would suggest visiting https://photonic3d.com and installing by downloading the Raspberry Pi system image and following the instructions in the wiki.

For questions and support, use the forum topic at https://forum.photonic3d.com/t/kudo3d-titan-1/

Thanks!


#6

Thanks, I will definitely try this when I get back to printing in a couple of weeks. I have a spare Raspberry Pi lying around and I’d love to free up the PC currently dedicated to printing.