Hello all! I'm a new octoprint user and I'm very excited about using it.
I can't code (except for an adruino) and I was wondering if there is an easy way to connect a servo to octoprint that would be placed over my on and off switch of my printer so that I can turn my printer on and off whenever I want.
IS there already a plugin like this? I have seen that some people use a 5V relay but I don't want to open my printer again..
I hope someone can help me!
(using an Artillery Genius and raspberry Pi 3B)
Yess that does close, but you can’t turn the printer on this way. So I want to connect a servo using a 3D printed bracket on top of the on and off switch.
I’m eager to learn how to set this up coding wise, but I will need a lot of help since I never used python before. It shouldn’t be that hard, I just need a button in octoprint to turn the servo a certain amount up or down.
While it may work, I feel like a simpler solution may be something like a smart plug - there's already lots of options in the plugin repository.
For a servo, you would definitely have to make your own plugin. I would recommend making a PSU control subplugin to get you up and running as quickly as possible, which would allow you to just write the turn on/turn off code & have PSU control handle all the smart stuff.