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Watching your 3D printer on AndroidTV with OctoPrint

In my household, I have AndroidTV installed on every TV in the house, including the one in my office. I have also recently had to move the 3D printer to my basement due to all the noise and now working from home full time. I wanted a solution where I could start a print and be able to keep it on screen to make sure everything is going well, without having to watch it on my laptop or phone.

The solution that I can up with was quiet nice and works nice with an AndroidTV solution I’m already using for some of the cheap Foscams I use already.

The solution that I have is using OctoPrint, Logitech C270 webcam, an AndroidTV streaming device, and the excellent tinyCam PRO Android application.

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Upgrading the Monoprice Maker Ultimate / Duplicator 6 to Marlin 2.0.x

In this guide, I will be walking through how I upgraded my Monoprice Maker Ultimate to Marlin 2.0.x using the pre-built version offered by dot-bob. The installation in this scenario would be upgrading from Marlin 1.1.x that was installed previously and using the Firmware Updater plugin in Octoprint.

Here is the current setup I have:

  • Firmware: Marlin 1.1.x
    • This was also using dot-bob’s 1.1.x firmware that I upgraded the original firmware to when it arrived
  • Octoprint version 1.4.0 that is installed on a Raspberry Pi. It is connected to the 3d printer using a USB cable.
    • Octoprint has an Octopi image that can be burned onto an sdcard to get you up quickly in their downloads section.
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