Orange Pi Zero 2 board/kit for OctoPrint

The Obico team has been working on a project to make Orange Pi Zero 2 or a similar SBC to run OctoPrint out of the box. Now we have figured out all technical challenges and opened up our first pre-order batch!

To reserve your spot in the first batch:

The order is expected to be delivered by 12/01/2022 if the deposit is paid before 10/28/2022.

All boards and kits will come with an easy-to-install OctoPrint image and support from the Obico team. Pre-orders are currently only available in the U.S. and Canada.

TL;DR

Raspberry Pi’s have been very hard to find, and the situation does not seem to be getting better. Aftermarket sellers have jacked up the prices to between 3-5x retail costs. Projects like rpilocator.com have been helpful in tracking available Pi’s, but securing one at retail has still required a combination of extreme determination and a lot of luck.

OctoPrint can run on an old computer, an alternative single-board computer, or even an old android phone with (Octo4A), but a Raspberry Pi is often preferred due to its ease of installation when using OctoPi, and its small form factor. In addition, installing OctoPrint on non-Raspberry Pi devices is more sophisticated and can cause issues for some users.

To solve this problem for the OctoPrint community, the Obico team started this project aiming to develop a solution that allows for easy installation that is as similar as possible to the process of installing OctoPi on a Raspberry Pi.

Have any questions or comments? Check out our FAQ or email us at support@obico.io

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For the record, this post has my blessing, given the current struggle to get your hands on RPis.

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