I got a new Ender 3 and love it. 3D printing has come a long way since i first tried it about 3 years ago. However, I still must be missing something.
I took an unused Raspberry Pi and converted it to use Otoprint. Octpprint connects to my wifi just fine and I can even see the view from my camera. I can even see the temperature profile as I print from the MicroSD card.
That's where the fun stops. I have spent hours trying to find a way to actually print from Octoprint. (Or from Cura using Octoprint)
One post will say I need to use Cura with the plugin for Octoprint but then another will say I need to use a very old version of Cura and NOT the v. 4 version I have installed.
Cura says "OctoPrint error Cannot upload to SD card, not yet initialized"
But clicking "Initialize SD card" in OctoPrint does nothing. (Yes, the card is in the printer and the printer sees it AND can print from it.)
Octoprint also asks for a "slicer profile" but will not accept one from the version of Cura I have.
Honestly, does this even work?
So far simply using the slicer software that came with the printer and plopping the slided filed on the Micro SD card seems to work just fine. I just got tired of running up and down my basement stars to check on print progress.
At this point am I better off just using a wifi camera to watch the printing and just stop killing myself trying to make this primitive software function?