We have an UM2+ which we have just installed in out hackspace and are anticipating heavy use - it's great. What would be even better would be the ability to monitor usage, and report the temperature, remaining time etc. via a web-page over the internet. This would allow members to tell when the printer was being used currently, and how much time was remaining on a print, before coming down to use it. Over time, the statistics collected would also allow them to judge when was the best time to come down to maximise their chances of being able to use it.
To be clear - we do not want to *control* the printer via USB, only to monitor it.
We are very capable at electronics and perfectly able to design a small electronic device to plug into the USB port and communicate with the internet. What we need is advice on whether it is possible to get the printer to report these status variables via USB whilst printing from the SD card.
All tips and advice welcomed