PrusaSlicer 2.3.0 on RaspberryPi 4 - Success
 

PrusaSlicer 2.3.0 on RaspberryPi 4 - Success  

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Kizmokd
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I am running RaspberryPi OS with Desktop, the 32bit version, downloaded from this page: https://www.raspberrypi.org/software/operating-systems/#raspberry-pi-os-32-bit.   Was hoping to run PrusaSlicer 2.3.0 on it as it has become my hobbyshop workstation.

And well, it's a go!

Downloaded PrusaSlicer-2.3.0-GTK2-armhf.AppImage from here: https://github.com/davidk/PrusaSlicer-ARM.AppImage/releases

Put it in it's own sub-directory.

Then ran the following to make the file executable:  chmod +x PrusaSlicer-2.3.0-GTK2-aarch64.AppImage

Program can then be started with ./PrusaSlicer-2.3.0-GTK2-armhf.AppImage at a terminal command prompt.

Sweet!

Posted : 18/01/2021 12:22 am
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towlerg
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Please don't answer if you think I'm being rude but I'm genuinely curious, ? Why would you do that?

It can't be workflow convenience because surely you not going to run a CAD package on the Pi! You can't run OctoPrint on the same Pi, or perhaps you could but you shouldn't.

Posted : 18/01/2021 8:41 am
Kizmokd
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@towlerg

Well the simple answer is that my RasPi workstation is close to the bench where I have my 3D Printer.   No, not doing CAD on the RasPi, but it's still networked to where I save .STL files.  So I can retrieve .STL file into PrusaSlicer on RasPi workstation, slice and save to SD card and step over to printer and away I go.  Or so that's why I wanted PrusaSlicer on RasPi workstation.  But what do I know, I'm new to all this . . .  

Posted : 19/01/2021 3:07 am
Alex Hung
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@towlerg

I’ve considered doing something like this because PrusaSlicer only runs on a computer and I spend most of my non-working hours on my iPad instead (I have both a new MacBook Pro for work and iMac for personal use but they are in another room, rather than on my lap). So it would be convenient if I can load and slice STL using my iPad and send it to OctoPrint without me going to the iMac. Or if I need to re-slice a model with tweaked setting whilst I am at my printer in the garage and start a print again, without going all the way back to the computer.

Posted : 19/01/2021 4:47 pm
bobstro
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Posted by: @towlerg

Please don't answer if you think I'm being rude but I'm genuinely curious, ? Why would you do that?

I can't speak for @kizmokd, but I've actually run into a use case where this might be very handy. I worked with a guy who was mass-producing wargame scenery. He had a small range of pieces but would customize settings and filament for different customers. He had different printers configured for different print types. I worked with him on a build process based on running PrusaSlicer from the command line, specifying different config files for different print settings & filaments. Being able to do this on the RPi would allow someone to remote in, build gcode for a specific print, then print via OctoPrint. I could see a fully automated build process where any change to a config file triggers a re-slicing of parts in a common library so they're ready to go when needed.

Not that you couldn't do the build on a desktop and sync the files over wifi, but an autonomous build environment for each printer an interesting idea.

 

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Posted : 19/01/2021 7:03 pm
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cwbullet
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Interesting concept.  How well does it work?

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Posted : 03/03/2021 1:25 am
jsw
 jsw
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Thanks.  I'll give this a try.

Ever since the hard drive died on the ancient boat-anchor peecee that I was using in the train room, I've been using a Pi 4 down there, and the performance in general is not bad at all.  I sometimes modify designs at that machine, and now (well, as soon as I download and install and ...) I can slice them.

It's not the fastest machine there is, but it actually performs quite well.  Most of the time I just use it in terminal sessions to log in to the Pi boxes I use to control various things on the model railroad.

The only thing that it's really incompatible with is one model RR drafting package which runs on Windoze, and will not run on the ARM processor with wine, as I do on my main upstairs machine which is Ubuntu.

Posted : 03/03/2021 1:53 am
3DPNano
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Posted by: @kizmokd

I am running RaspberryPi OS with Desktop, the 32bit version, downloaded from this page: https://www.raspberrypi.org/software/operating-systems/#raspberry-pi-os-32-bit.   Was hoping to run PrusaSlicer 2.3.0 on it as it has become my hobbyshop workstation.

And well, it's a go!

Downloaded PrusaSlicer-2.3.0-GTK2-armhf.AppImage from here: https://github.com/davidk/PrusaSlicer-ARM.AppImage/releases

Put it in it's own sub-directory.

Then ran the following to make the file executable:  chmod +x PrusaSlicer-2.3.0-GTK2-aarch64.AppImage

Program can then be started with ./PrusaSlicer-2.3.0-GTK2-armhf.AppImage at a terminal command prompt.

Sweet!

 

I installed the OS from the link you said, but I am having problems with the PrusaSlicer installation. 
You download the image directly from the raspberry? Or you download it from an external computer and you save the image to the SD from the computer?

Would appreciate any help

Posted : 03/03/2021 4:59 pm
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