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Setup Guide for Raspberry Pi

How to Install 3DQue Software on a Raspberry Pi

This guide applies to:

  • ClickPrint3D
  • AutoPrint3D
  • AutoFarm3D

1. What you'll need

ItemMinimum Specs
Raspberry Pi 3 or 41 GB RAM (2 GB recommended)
MicroSD card16GB, Class 10 Rating. Maximum 64 GB
Raspberry Pi 5V power supply3 Amps
USB or SD to MicroSD adapternone

Optional:

  1. Ethernet cable if connecting via ethernet.
  2. Raspberry Pi Enclosure + cooling fan (recommended to prevent overheating)

2. Load Software Onto SD Card (5 minutes)

CAUTION: This erases all data on the SD card. Backup data before continuing.

2.1 Format SD Card

  1. Insert the micro SD card into your computer.
  2. Install and open SDCard.org SD card formatter (download here)
  3. Format your card using the "Quick Format" option.
Why we recommend using the SDcard.org formatter

Your computer likely has a built-in SD card formatter, but they can be unreliable, especially if the SD card previously contained a Linux file system. The SDcard.org SD Card Formatter produces identical results on Mac and Windows computers, and works on any SD card, regardless of what file system it contains.

2.2. Choose Software

  1. Install and open Raspberry Pi Imager (download here). Ensure Raspberry Pi Imager is version v. 1.6.2 or later.
  2. Click ‘Operating System’ and select ‘Use custom’.
  3. Select the ClickPrint/AutoPrint/AutoFarm-x.x.x.img file you downloaded from our website. If it is in a .zip file, please extract it first.
Can't unzip the file?

Mac computers sometimes have issues unzipping large files. For a fix, please follow this guide

2.3 Configure WiFi

If you're planning to use Ethernet to connect your Pi to the internet, you can continue to section 2.4.

  1. Click the gear (settings) icon. A new dialogue should pop up showing "Advanced Options."
  2. Enter your SSID (WiFi name) and WiFi password. These are case-sensitive, and make sure to double-check that they are spelled correctly.
  3. Select your Wifi country, you may have to look up your country code.
  4. Select and set locale settings and choose your correct time zone.
  5. Click 'save' and the options menu will close.

configure wifi

2.4 Write to SD card

  1. Click ‘SD Card’ and select your SD card.
  2. Select ‘Write’ and wait until it's finished. Writing to the SD card may take up to 15 minutes.
  3. To save a few minutes of waiting, once the Raspberry Pi Imager is in the "Verifying" stage, you can click "cancel verify" and continue to the next steps.
Caution

This process will delete all data on the selected SD card. Make sure you select the correct SD card!

If you have other SD cards or USB flash drives plugged into your computer that contain important files, to prevent accidents, you may want to temporarily eject any drives you don't want to accidentally overwrite.

3. Plug Everything In (1 minute)

  1. Make sure the Pi is turned off and unplugged.
  2. Insert SD card.
  3. Connect a USB cable from your Pi to your 3D printer.
  4. (optinal) If not using Wifi, connect an ethernet cable.
  5. Connect the power supply. Your Pi should power on and begin booting up.

plug in pi

4. Log in to 3DQue Software (5 minutes)

4.1 Finding Your IP Address

To access your Raspberry Pi from your computer, you will first need to confirm the Pi's IP address. When the Pi successfully boots and connects to the internet, your Pi's IP address will show up on the printer’s LCD in the format xxx.xxx.xx.xxx:8080

find ip

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

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 3DQue login screen.
  2. Sign in to your Quinly account. If you don't have an account, please create one.

log in

5.0 Next Steps

Check out our Tutorials to learn how to use your new software!