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Posted · Octoprint plugin and smart plug

Hi @ahoeben,


Great work on the plugin.


Quick question ref smart plug implementation - When clinking 'Print' in Cura, will the plugin look for an instance of Octoprint and if not found, look for an instance of the smart plug and make sure this is on/send a command to turn on and wait for Octo to boot up? Or are you relying on the smart plug plugin for all the commands and as such Octo needs to be running?


I ask as my Pi is powered off the UM board using the same powerlead so whilst the power off function should work well (To turn the permanently on cooling fan off), wondering if it will work the other way.


Many thanks,




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    Posted · Octoprint plugin and smart plug

    OctoPrint needs to be running. My plugin just sends a command to specific OctoPrint plugins to communicate with the smart plugs.


    46 minutes ago, danielkrice said:

    my Pi is powered off the UM board using the same powerlead


    It is a bad idea to cut the power on the Pi instead of shutting it down properly. This will lead to filesystem corruption.

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    Posted · Octoprint plugin and smart plug

    Ok thanks, good to know.


    Ref shutdown - I think the smart plug plugin allows setting a timer for the plug so you can do a controlled shutdown of the Pi and then a minute later the plug turns off.

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