Monitor and control your printer anywhere over the internet, on your phone! No port-forwarding or VPN is needed. Best part? AI-based failure detection!

Can’t sleep well whenever your 3D printer is printing at night? Always worried that your print may fail when you are not home?

The Spaghetti Detective constantly watches your prints when you are not. It uses AI (Deep Learning) to analyze webcam images in the background and alerts you when your print shows the signs of failing.

It also comes with a host of other features so that you can print remotely with a peace of mind even when you are not home.

  • Remote webcam access. No port-forwarding or VPN required (merged from OctoPrint Anywhere).

  • Full remote control of your printer. Pause or cancel print. Check and set heater temperatures or turn them off. Move print head.

  • Upload G-Code files and start a print remotely.

  • Easy share of your webcam streaming or time-lapses with your friend.

  • Alert and print job notification (when a print is done or cancelled) via email, Telegram, PushBullet, and Slack.

Sounds cool! But does this AI thing really work?

The Spaghetti Detective is still at early stage so it doesn’t always get it right. But many beta testers have already written to us and told us “hey it worked!”. Here are a few time-lapses from our users:

From beta tester Torsten

From beta tester Lila

If you can’t have enough spaghetti (pun intended), head to our Spaghetti Gallery for more time-lapses.

How about webcam streaming?

Glad that you asked! The Spaghetti Detective has a shiny new feature - webcam streaming in 25 frames per second (Pro subscriber only)! Check out this video and be amazed about how smooth the webcam streaming is!

Install and setup

Setting up The Spaghetti Detective is quite straightforward. Just install this plugin and follow the steps on the wizard screen and you will be all set.

If you run into any difficulties, check out the Setup Guide.


Does it cost anything?

Yes and No.

  • First and foremost, The Spaghetti Detective is an open source project. You can always grab the code and run the server yourself.
  • If you want to skip the hassle and risk of setting up the server and exposing it to internet, you can use The Spaghetti Detective cloud. You can have a free account with limited service, or upgrade to a paid account for a couple coffees a month if you want unrestricted access and features. Check out the pricing.

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