Wirelessly manage and monitor your OctoPi powered printer from the AstroPrint Platform (AP Mobile Apps, AP Desktop Software, & AP Web Portal).
Connect to the AstroPrint Cloud
Once the AstroPrint plugin is installed on your OctoPi, and you have logged into your FREE AstroPrint Cloud account, you will be able to access, control, and monitor your 3D Printer from AstroPrint Mobile, AstroPrint Desktop, and the AstroPrint Web Portal.
General benefits of connecting your OctoPi to the AstroPrint Cloud include:
- Remotely start / stop prints, monitor prints, pre-heat, etc.
- Access your printer(s) from anywhere. No need to be limited to local networks.
- Manage multiple printers easily.
- Cloud slicing - This means you can print from any device, slicing happens in the cloud. (AstroPrint Desktop offers offline slicing as well.)
- Sync your printing files across devices.
- and more…
You can follow the instructions in this README
Use the free AstroPrint Mobile app (iOS & Android) to connect to your OctoPi. You can connect from anywhere: local network, out-of-network wifi, or via your phone’s data network. The Mobile app lets you monitor prints, start/stop prints, search and print from Thingiverse, check out your printing stats, save files in the cloud, slice files in the cloud, and more.
You can access your OctoPi from AstroPrint Desktop software as well. At the time of this writing, we only offer cloud connected functionality. Local Network functionality will be released soon. After plating, duplicating, resizing, slicing, etc on AstroPrint Desktop, you can print wirelessly to any of (or all of) your OctoPi, and monitor the progress of the print.
AstroPrint.com Web Portal
In addition to using Mobile and Desktop, you’ll be able to access your OctoPi from any web enabled device by logging in at AstroPrint.com. You can also access 3rd party applications here to do things like: Cloud based file repair, print queuing, and more.
Via AstroPrint APIs, some developers are adding the ability to print from their apps directly to 3D printers. You’ll be able to print directly to your printer from websites like the NIH 3D Print Exchange, Watertight, and 3DaGoGo. You’ll also be able to print-from-app from apps like Toy Maker.