Tools to monitor your 3D prints


Both Atelier/AtCore and OctoPrint are fine pieces of software that you can use to monitor your printer. If you have a Rasp Pi handy, OctoPi is probably the most convenient for remote monitoring of single printers. It also makes it really easy to integrate the controlling hardware (i.e., a Rasp Pi) into the printer.

Atelier, on the other hand, is great for controlling several or a whole farm of printers. Its smaller cousin, the AtCore Test Client, is ideal if you want to mount a control panel using an SBC (like a Rasp Pi) and touchscreen to your printer.


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  5. Cura slicer:
  6. Atelier/AtCore:
  7. OctoPrint:
  8. OctoPi download:

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