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impression3D.xyz
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I have a pris 4 connectes to one purse mk3s but I want to know how may printers can drive a pi 4 ?

is octoprint multiple instance better or repeater ? witch can handle multiple printers natively

 

thanks 🙂

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Posted : 24/01/2021 11:08 am
impression3D.xyz
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I can't edit my post sorry 

I have 4 PRUSA and want to connected it to a PI 4 🙂

 

 

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Posted : 24/01/2021 11:34 am
cwbullet
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@impression3d-xyz

I know you can do more than one, but I typically keep it to one per Pi.  

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Posted : 24/01/2021 1:51 pm
cwbullet
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This may be useful:

https://all3dp.com/2/octoprint-multiple-printers/

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Posted : 24/01/2021 1:56 pm
impression3D.xyz
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thanks, I will test Repetier I think it is the best option to drive multiple printers

but I like the octoprint interface 🙂

maybe prusa connect will resolve this problem soon ? 🙂

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Posted : 24/01/2021 5:31 pm
cwbullet
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@impression3d-xyz

If that is what you need, then that is probably best.  

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Posted : 25/01/2021 3:09 am
towlerg
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You certainly can run more than one instance of OctoPrint on a Pi but given the price the price of a Pi why would you bother?

Posted : 25/01/2021 11:48 am
cwbullet
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@towlerg

It would be nice to have a suitable and capable filament manager that is stable on the same pi managing the filament across all PIs connected.  Currently, the best option is a single PI.  

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Chuck H
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Posted : 25/01/2021 11:53 am
impression3D.xyz
(@impression3d-xyz)
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hi,

thanks for your answers

i have a pi zero per printer currently (3 minis et 1 mk3s), in fact it is affordable.

but I also have a pi4 for dev purposes (a web interface in Django) and I asked myself about 1 pi for multiple printers as a pi zero is 'just enough' as cpu to run octoprint. it works, but it's 'limit' 🙂 

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Posted : 27/01/2021 8:39 am
morphias
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Chris Riley has some great videos on this:

https://youtube.com/c/ChrisRiley

Then you can centrally manage the instances with Octofarm.

 

Here is one he just did on this topic, but search his channel for more on Ocotprint. 

 

 

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Posted : 27/01/2021 12:29 pm
impression3D.xyz
(@impression3d-xyz)
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wow cool, thanks.

 

I'll check it now, looks like very nice

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Posted : 27/01/2021 2:57 pm
cwbullet
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I am glad I did not wait for the Prusa Farm Software.  

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Posted : 27/01/2021 5:49 pm
impression3D.xyz
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Posted by: @cwbullet

I am glad I did not wait for the Prusa Farm Software.  

Same for me ! curious to see it and I think it will be a nice and productive solution ! 

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Posted : 27/01/2021 7:02 pm
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