One of the very early projects I did when I got into 3D printing was making an Octoprint box for my CR-10. This consisted of a Raspberry Pi with a special version of Debian Linux on it. Octoprint let’s you remotely control your printers, monitor the progress with a camera and much more. I used it pretty heavily early on. However my CR-10 became problematic and I started moving on to other printers, leaving my Octoprint box abandoned. I am thinking about doing a new Raspberry Pi project with one of my Prusa’s but just thinking about this new project made me think about the good old Octoprint box, which at this point is probably 5+ years old. I decided I wanted to try to update/revive it.
I spent a good portion of last night trying to do that. My linux knowledge is very slim so I relied heavily on Google. I was able to update parts of the install but other things would simply not work. I finally gave up and decided to just blow away the current install and reload a new Octoprint image on it today. I look forward to using it again although my 3D store printing operation has ground to a near standstill recently with very minimal orders.
You may recall a story I told about an order that was destined for France. Instead of going there the post office instead sent the package to the west coast and then returned it to my mailbox 2 weeks later with no explanation. Luckily I got the 50+ dollars it cost me to ship it refunded by Stamps.com. I contacted the buyer and asked him if he wanted me to try to send it again, he did.
So this time the package did actually cross the Atlantic Ocean and wind up in France. However when the customer checked with his local post office he was told the package was mistakenly sent to the wrong city. Well evidently it never made it to the correct city and instead the incredibly dirty oversized padded envelope was back in my mailbox with a sticker checked FD. I later found out that means “False Destination”. I verified the address with the customer, he said it was correct.
So I officially gave up, refunding the amount of the sale and the $50+ shipping cost I paid. I wrote it off to an expensive lesson as well as made the determination to never ship to France again as I have had similar issues in the past there. It looks like the package had a rough life in it’s thousands of miles journey. When I opened it up the parts inside had some damage along with some weird wear marks. I guess if I ever have a scratch and dent sale these stands can be part of it.