How to Set Up and Use OctoPrint on Your Prusa i3 MK3S
The Prusa i3 MK3S is my favorite 3D printer I've used so far. It's got all the bells and whistles and prints wonderfully every time I use it. The only thing its missing is the ability to print remotely, and that's where OctoPrint comes in.
In this guide, we'll show you how to set up OctoPrint for the MK3S. After this guide is complete, we'll have a Raspberry Pi Zero mounted to your MK3S. Then you can copy gcode files to the Pi, initiate prints, and control the printer remotely.
Soldering is optional for this guide! If you don't have a soldering iron, read on before ordering your materials.
Note on MK3S version
This guide was written for the version of the MK3S that includes an Einsy case with a removable back. This version was released within a month of the initial release of the MK3S, so most users should have this version.
If you have the version without the removable back, not to worry–you'll just need to complete an extra step!
|Raspberry Pi Zero W||×||1|
|Breakaway Header Strip (19mm)||×||1|
|Raspberry Pi Camera||×||1|
|Raspberry Pi Camera Ribbon Cable (200cm)||×||1|
|Raspberry Pi Zero Camera Cable||×||1|
|Adafruit Cable Extender Thingy||×||1|
Howchoo is reader-supported. As an Amazon Associate, we may earn a small affiliate commission at no cost to you when you buy through our links.