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

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What Cura profile should be used with Octoprint?

Is there a page showing what settings to use with OctoPrint,or a downloadable profile for the Mk3? (The drivers page has files for the Mk1, and says the Mk2 is included in Cura, but has no mention of the Mk3).

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In fact, the guide would probably benefit significantly from having an overall guide to setting up octoprint, rather than leaving everyone to figure it out for themselves

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Hi Patrick,

to my knowledge, there is no official set of settings for the OctoPrint. I recommend slicing the model in Slic3r PE. Your suggestion is noted, I will present it to our devs ;)

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Hi Jakub-

If this is true, then what's the purpose of using OctoPrint with the Prusa MK3?

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My best guess is because the Prusa is aimed at makers/tinkerers, who seem to love reinventing the wheel, "for the journey of it". There is some merit to that, but for those of us who just want to print, the Prusa machine needs some polish.

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Hi Patrick and Guido, there is an official build of OctoPrint (called PrusaPrint), where MK3 is supported. For the best performance, we recommend using Slic3r PE. Cura software is supported as a slicer, here is a guide How to import profiles to Cura (Windows & macOS)

Regarding using slicers inside the OctoPrint, we tried it, but on complicated objects, it takes 4-5x longer, than using a computer.

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It seems Cura doesn't really get along with the i3. My printer does all sorts of random things when printing with it, such as skip like 50 layers and start printing in air, or just general bad looking prints.

Just use Slic3r or Prusa Control

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You can use the Slic3r plugin for OctoPrint. That's what I use with both of my Prusa machines.

https://plugins.octoprint.org/plugins/sl...

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