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Posted · Send alert when printer pauses (filament out etc.)

The UM app sends a push message when a print starts, which is arguably not very useful (I know when I start a print, since I can only start it by being physically present!), and when it's finished (which is marginally more useful). What it doesn't do, is the only thing that would really be useful, i.e. push an alert if something unexpected happens and the printer stops printing. This is really important: if caught and resolved immediately, it can make the difference between a failed and a rescued print. 

 

In the past 3 years, I have been asking UM to implement this many times. They are obviously not going to do it. Now I intend to write a cron script that should run on the UM that scans the log every 5 min and sends me an email if the printer has paused. Does anybody know where the UM S5 logs this kind of information? Also, will customized cronjobs survive firmware updates, or will they be overwritten?

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    Posted · Send alert when printer pauses (filament out etc.)

    Hi aag,

     

     

    We are indeed no longer actively developing the app anymore. But at the end of Q1 we will have functionality in digital factory (cloud application with a proper browser user interface) that will alert you when your print is finished or the printer has run into an error. 

     

    Regards,

     

    Roel Vossen

     

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