I see there are a couple topics that kind of touch on this but I can't find a definitive answer so please bear with me. I can see that @OutsourcedGuru seems to have tested this too so I hope you can see this.
Simple question - Raspberry Pi 3A+ or 3B+ for solely running Octoprint on one machine. Bear in mind its a delta so processes lots of g-code.
I would like to build the Pi into the printer (specifically behind my screen) therefore space is a premium. Also I don't need it to run anything else just Octoprint therefore I think the 3A+ should be OK? my main concern is the RAM as other posts say that the more plugins you run the more demand is needed.
Plan to run octoprint with a Pi webcam and the following plugins, PSU power control, thermal runaway, Print time genius, exclude region.
Also would like to dabble with Octolapse but not all the time.
My main concern is that the Pi cam feed would get laggy and or also cause lag when trying to start/stop/move remotely etc.
Also don't want to spend the additional money on a B+ if an A+ is suitable. The additional I/O's etc won't be used.
Any help greatly appreciated.