Hi, I just signed up on this site. I’m currently waiting for delivery of a Prusa MK3 printer kit, which is supposed to arrive around the third week of January. It will be the first printer I’ve ever owned, though I’ve briefly used a MakerBot in the past.
A friend who has a Prusa MK2 recommended Fusion 360 for CAD, and AstroPrint as a printer manager. I’ve been learning Fusion 360, designed a few things, and while I have a lot more to learn am ok with that for now.
So currently I’m trying to get up to speed on AstroPrint – exactly how it works, what I’ll need to know, various options etc. My friend recommended running Astrobox Gateway on a Raspberry Pi. I have a Pi, have looked at the tutorial here, and am waiting to get the recommended wifi dongle and microSD card.
Here are some things I’m wondering about:
Is there a good overview (written, video or both) on how all AstroPrint works, including the various optional components?
Since I won’t have a functioning printer for about a month (depending on how quickly I can put the Prusa together), is there any point in assembling and setting up the Astrobox Gateway now? Or do I really need to wait until I have a printer to test or learn anything about it?
Is there something to look at to learn more about slicers, their settings, etc? My friend recommended using Prusa’s slicer; I’d like to understand more about how it compares to AstroPrint’s.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions –