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jcl333
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Need help using Raspberry Pi 4 w/Raspberry Pi cam on XL

Hello, I am hoping someone can point me in the right direction here.

We recently got an XL and we want to have a camera.  From what we read, it looked like we need a Raspberry Pi to accomplish this, so we bought a Pi 4 and a camera.  But, then it looks like that is not supported by the XL after all.

Then we saw this post on Reddit where they suggest running Prusalink / Prusalink web on a Pi with an XL in order to make this kind of a setup work.  I am a noob, so I know I am getting into a complicated area that there are no specific instructions for, but it sounds to me like this could basically work.

So, if someone here has a good idea how this could be done and give me a little direction, it would be greatly appreciated.

I know there is the "spare smart phone" method, which I can do if this direction fails, and I do not want to use Octoprint.

Thanks

-JCL

Posted : 04/03/2024 4:20 am
ManuelHM
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RE: Need help using Raspberry Pi 4 w/Raspberry Pi cam on XL

Hi i have the same problem and found this:

https://www.printables.com/de/model/736656-xlcam-prusa-xl-raspberry-pi-camera

In the description is the needed information but i didn‘t got it to work. 🙄 

Posted : 04/03/2024 3:05 pm
Diem
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It depends what you are trying to do.  Simplest is just to set up any old webcam and point it at the printer.  A raspberry Pi is fine for this.

Cheerio,

Posted : 04/03/2024 11:51 pm
Neal3d
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RE: Need help using Raspberry Pi 4 w/Raspberry Pi cam on XL

I am currently using Octoprint with a XL. Appears to work well with a camera (Raspberry Pi Cam 3). I have only had the XL for about a week but a long time Octoprint user. So far only issues I had was needed to disable Binary G code in the Slicer. In Prusa Slicer, Configuration, Preferences, Other, uncheck Use Binary G-code when printer supports it.

I am testing the BGCode plugin that allows to print with Binary G-Code and seems to work. But I would disable Binary-G to start and then you can install the plugin and test. Also using Spaghetti Detective (Obico ) on all my printers and it works great.

Enjoy the XL.

 

Posted : 05/03/2024 1:01 am
jcl333
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Need help using Raspberry Pi 4 w/Raspberry Pi cam on XL

 

Posted by: @manuelhm

Hi i have the same problem and found this:

https://www.printables.com/de/model/736656-xlcam-prusa-xl-raspberry-pi-camera

In the description is the needed information but i didn‘t got it to work. 🙄 

Thank you for this, do you have any pictures of what the camera view looks like?  We have been going with a posable arm so that we could fine tune the position of the camera, even for specific jobs.

Posted : 10/03/2024 6:49 pm
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