I had a small fire today after experiencing thermal runaway on a heat bed. It seems that more modern firmware on my old printers might have shut down the printer before it got out of hand. I’m told that Octoprint has a feature where it can link to a wemo smart plug and trigger a shut down under certain circumstances. Does astroprint offer anything like this?
Octoprint likely does this via a 3rd party plugin. We don’t yet have a plugin system
I use SmartThings in my home and here’s how I set up a rule for this outside of any printing platform:
- I plug the printer into a smart plug
- Installed a smoke detector above the printer on the ceiling
- Created a rule in SmartThings that if smoke it detected to turn off the plug. I already use the smart home features to alert me and set of panic alarms when smoke it detected so I’ll be notified all over the house if there’s smoke somewhere.
- Mounted a fire extinguisher just outside the door so I can grab it off the wall on the way into the room if needed.
I also have Octoprint for my printer and use a SmartPlug plug-in that integrates with the Kasa smart plug so when the job is finished and the hot end cools down to 40ºC to turn off the plug and it works like a charm!
Hey John, I tried to do something similar but failed. What smoke alarm do you have? I got the Nest Protect but seems like at the moment there are essentially no smart features available through the google home app.
I use the First Alert Smoke/CO detectors with Samsung SmartThings.
Damn a hell of a lot cheaper than my non helpful Nest. Maybe ill send this one back. Thanks for the reco!