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octopi, and printerbot

this shouldn’t be too involved right?
Download octopi 
use the standard

sudo dd if=2015-05-05-octopi-wheezy-0.12.0.img of=/dev/disk2 bs=1m

plug everything in

profit!

instructions you ask.. heh, we’ll see how the above goes.

edit 1:
So it was basically that easy, So far.. had to play with the wifi configs to get that working (will really vary by adapter, but my changes are below)
/etc/network/interfaces

#auto wlan0
#allow-hotplug wlan0
iface wlan0 inet manual
wpa-roam /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
iface default inet manual

/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

network={
        ssid=”<ssid>”
        psk=”<key>”
}

I got some weirdness at first because both my SSID and key have spaces in them.. well, I THOUGHT that was the problem.. then I copy pasta’d them both again and found out that in fact I was the problem..
On to the printer, which is not currently playing nice.

edit2: have you turned it off and on again? yeah.. that made the printer work..

edit3:

the latest update to octopi(octoprint) seems to have decided to rename the usb port. Probably an affect of not disconnecting before pressing UPDATE ME NAOW! easy enough fix though, unplug power from the printrbot plug back in, and restart octoprint (Not the pi, just the octoprint service) bing bang, all set and fixed

Gotta build me one of these – smart Mirror

While I feel having my first post in here be something someone else did is bad form.. I think I’ll recover.

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I’ve been fascinated with the concept of smart mirrors for a few years now and have yet to put monitor to glass and make one happen.

This might just be that final push over the edge.

I figure I’d want it to keep track of the time and hopefully interact with a few other things in my house to make a few decisions about what to display.
Also need a motion sensor so the thing isn’t on if I’m not there

Morning:
Traffic on the way to work
Weather Data for the day
Quick list of headlines so I know what sort of things I’ll have to research once I get to work
Calendar perhaps, would be a BIT more useful if I could get my work calendar on there
Clock.. I always need a clock. Everything needs a clock.

Afternoon:
not sure here.. what’s important in the afternoon? A clock maybe?

Evening:
headlines.. all of the important things that have happened during the day
a clock…