Resources for 3d Printing
Places to find STL files
Makerbot's 3d print site. I think it used to be the largest site
for 3d printing models. I hear complaints about it, but I find the
site pretty handy.
Prusa 3d's print site. well laid out. not as large as Thingiverse,
but has a lot of challeneges and a very active community.
hosts it's own files and searches other site's files too.
I recently setup Octoprint on a Raspberry Pi 4.
Octoprint runs much, much better on the Pi 4. While I
appreciate the experience with installing Octoprint on the Orange
Pi, the Octopi image is much easier to setup, maintain, and delpoy.
Plugins work smoothly, and many of the Octoprint's feature set run
better. Sadly these boards are still hard to find (in November
2022), but I would recomend a faster board than the Orange Pi 3 LTS.
the Octopi image here.
Octoprint on the Orange Pi 3 LTS
I used to run Octoprint on my Orange Pi 3 LTS board. It was a bit a
process to get everything to work properly. I'm leaving these links
here incase anyone else needs a guide for getting Octoptint set up.
At the time this page was made, Raspberry Pi's are a pain in the ass
to find. I opted to go with the Orange Pi 3 LTS. ( get
one here). You can use their Debian based Linux distro, or use
The advantages of the Orange Pi 3 LTS are:
- Speedy quad core A-53 based arm CPU.
- Low Power usage
- 2 GB of ram
- built in WiFi (a/b/n/ac) and 1gb NIC
- USB-C power
- Is actually in stock, and you can get one for MSRP.
- the Chinese store that ships them is pretty quick, only a week
from Shenzhen to the PNW.
The case I printed looks pretty sharp too.
Setting up Octoprint on the Orange Pi 3 LTS board can be a bit of a
pain. Here are the resources I used to set up Octoprint
There are other SBCs available that can run Octoprint, but the
Orange Pi seemed to have the second largest install base after the