Resources for 3d Printing
Octoprint on the Orange Pi 3 LTS
If you have a Raspberry Pi Zero2, 3, 3+ or 4, you can install the
OctoPi image and not have to mess with any of the links above. Get
it here. To be frank, if I had a spare Raspberry Pi around, I
would go this route. I still might if I can get a Pi Zero 2.
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