Install Astroprint Desktop on rpi3


#1

Is it possible to install AstroPrint Desktop on the Raspberry Pi 3? I am a teacher and I have three printers that I would like to control from a simple rpi powered workstation. Since I have limited resources I thought it may be easier to have one slicer on the rpi that students could use to send jobs to the different printers. I am working with junior high kids and I want to keep it simple. I also would not have internet access to the rpi or any other device I would use foe this purpose, which is why I was thinking AstroPrint Desktop would be a good choice. I already have the rpi and am very comfortable with Linux.


#2

Interesting, it should be possible via the AppImage Linux build though the Pi might be underpowered for the desktop app.

Why not trying installing the Pi AstroBox image (https://www.astroprint.com/downloads) on that Pi and control the printer via the web interface at AstroPrint.com or the pi’s IP address.


#3

I will try the AppImage, I just assumed it would not work on the ARM architecture. I would use AstroBox but I only have one Pi and no internet connection to the Pi.


#4

Yes, sorry about that :frowning: forgot the different architecture. You’re right it won’t work.

If you can get the Pi to an ethernet cable, that could do for the AstroBox


#5

I second the idea of a Pi…I just got it running on a Pi Zero. They’re cheap and have WiFi built in. Using it for elementary school aged kids to develope in TinkerCAD then send STL files to Astroprint for printing. Working like a charm. Good Luck.