Jump to content
peetersm

WANT!!! Duke University UM2 rack mounted dream set up!

Recommended Posts

Posted (edited) · WANT!!! Duke University UM2 rack mounted dream set up!

Any ideas about what those devices may be that're mounted to brackets at the front of each UM2?

edited to add:

Ok, my own question answered. It's a camera that comes with their wifi kit

https://www.3dprinteros.com/store/easybox-wifi/

Edited by Guest

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · WANT!!! Duke University UM2 rack mounted dream set up!

That's a very expensive...yet impressive, set up

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · WANT!!! Duke University UM2 rack mounted dream set up!

may sound dumb, but here I go

¿Are each of those printers plugged to a single computer? or ¿Is there a way to control all of them from a single computer?

 

I´ve been breaking my head, thinking of the way I can set a 3D printing "farm", "factory" or "hub" (if you will) , but haven´t figured it out

 

¿Could somebody help me understan this?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · WANT!!! Duke University UM2 rack mounted dream set up!

They are likely all connected to a small computer each (think like a Raspberry Pi). Each individual small computer communicates with a cloud-server. You can control all printers through the cloud service.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · WANT!!! Duke University UM2 rack mounted dream set up!
3 hours ago, Aeiou1234 said:

¿Are each of those printers plugged to a single computer?

 

Yes, each one has a raspberry Pi and web cam plugged into it. It's a free for all, students just use the web page to browse thought the printer's cameras to find one that is free, then they send their print job to that printer.

https://www.3dprinteros.com/store/easybox-cloud-3d-printer-management/

 

I goofed around with 3dprinterOS is NOT cheap and NOT opensource, and does not really deliver on the accounting side which was most interesting to me as an educator who needs to keep track of who's printing what and accounting quotas. I have not found anything that does that.

 

Maybe see if the will fit your needs, the opensource and free Octoprint it is pretty awesome https://octoprint.org/

 

There are some "real print farm" projects out there used by Luzbot and prusa but I have not looked to see if they are sharing.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!