Attempting to control my 3D printer with a Pi

Last week, I got my hands on my very own 3D printer, thanks to Marc-André Léger, from Learn to Make Almost Anything at District 3.

I got a test print done last Sunday, after hours spent trying to figure out how to level and calibrate it. The test print is still not perfect, but hey, it’s progress!

Today’s goal, because it’s nice outside and I do enjoy being stuck in a basement when it’s sunny out, is to control said printer via a Raspberry Pi. I just got 5 Pi3, all from for work, which means I have a bunch of Pi2 that are no longer needed. Time to repurpose one!

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The many ways of running a program at boot on Raspberry Pi

This is a collection of tutorials that explain in various ways how to run something at boot



Crontab 2 (with logs)

boot.rc (and .bashrc)


/etc/init.d for executable script files (also mentions the other approaches)