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Print Farm Hub Setup

Installing on your own Pi4 or Rock64?

Raspberry Pi 4: Please manually install AutoFarm3D following this guide.

Rock64: If you purchased your Rock64 elsewhere, please manually install AutoFarm3D following this guide.

For Print Farm Hub Customers

If you've purchased a Print Farm Hub from the 3DQue online store, keep reading!

1. What's in the kit?

The Print Farm Hub kit includes:

  • Rock64 with 2GB RAM
  • 32 GB MicroSD card with AutoFarm3D pre-installed
  • Rock64 5V power supply
  • 10' Ethernet cable
  • Enclosure + cooling fan

2. Network Connection

If you're using an ethernet connection, all you need to do is plug in an ethernet cable connecting your Hub to your router or network switch. Ethernet is the most reliable way to connect your Hub to your network.

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If your network is a 'corporate' network (E.g. not a standard home network, your workplace has an IT team, you're a school/university, you work in a shared workplace, etc.), please contact 3DQue support for setup assistance.

3. Plug Everything in

Make sure the Hub is turned off and unplugged.

  1. Make sure the SD card is fully inserted into the Hub.

    • The SD slot is spring-loaded. Push in until the card clicks into place. Do not force it.
  2. Connect a USB cable from your Hub to your 3D printer. (Skip for Bambu Lab printers)

  3. Connect the Ethernet cable from your Hub to your router or network switch.

  4. Connect the power supply.

    Your Hub should power on and begin booting up.

    plug in Print Farm Hub

4. Log in to AutoFarm3D

Note

On first powerup, please allow for up to 15 minutes for the Print Farm Hub to boot and connect to your network, and automatically install any updates. Please do not unplug the Hub during this process. Subsequent boot-ups will be much faster.

4.1 Finding Your IP Address

When the Print Farm Hub successfully boots and connects to the internet, your Print Farm Hub's IP address will show up on the printer’s LCD in the format xxx.xxx.xx.xxx:8080

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Sidewinder, Genius, and Prusa MINI will not show the IP address on screen. You must search for your IP manually following this guide.

find ip

‍If you are having issues finding the IP or unsure if your Print Farm Hub is functioning correctly, please see our Network Troubleshooting Page.

Note for Bambu Lab users

Because Bambu Lab printers don't have a USB port, you'll need to connect them wirelessly after setting up AutoFarm3D. You'll need to find your Pi's IP address manually using Angry IP Scanner or a similar tool. Please see our Network Troubleshooting Page for more information.

4.2 Log in From Your Browser

  1. On your computer, open a browser and enter the IP address followed by “:8080”. You should now see the AutoFarm3D login screen.
  2. Sign in to your AutoFarm3D account. If you don't have an account, please create one.

5.0 Next Steps

Check out our Tutorials to learn how to use AutoFarm3D!