Guide how to upgrade your Original Prusa i3 MK3 printer with Raspberry Pi Zero W and OctoPrint. To learn more about OctoPrint, please visit

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Does this setup allow for a camera?

I read through the instructions for installing pi zero into the back of the circuit board, but I saw no mention of adding a camera, nor did I see a decent way of running a camera ribbon cable out of the back of the circuit board case.

Before I added my pi to the back of the printer's board I wanted to check and see if there was a suggested way of adding a camera with this setup.

If there is I'll install my zero in the printer's board. If not it seems like it may be a better choice to set up the pi external to the printer.

What do you think?

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Hi Chris,

RPi camera is not included in this guide as it must be tested first. Unfortunately, RPi Zero W has single-core CPU, which isn't a good performer and there might be issues.

More info regarding the CPU load while using the camera, Wi-Fi and printing are here:

We are working on it, but I can't promise any specific date.

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Reading through the post on the link shared; I think they had some initial issues but then figured it out later on. Would love to see support for a camera (the official one). Cheers!


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This works great! I have the Pi Zero W with Pi Camera v2 running right off the bed. Instead of the original setup I built a cable to plug in from the front of the case. Pi+Cam are mounted together and move with the axis.

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Would you be willing to post some pics? :)


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