Linux-fu level = Noob

A project log for Yet Another Franken-shapeoko

I am hacking together a shapeoko, integrating a raspberry pi as the controller and hope to utilize Octoprint to run my cnc remotely.

JordanJordan 03/11/2015 at 11:550 Comments

So last night my Linux-fu and github-fu were weak. I was unable to figure out how to swap out Foosel's OctoPrint git for PxT's OctoPrint git. since its the same name, it wouldn't install on top of the other. i did learn that ther is a difference beween a branch and a fork, which i did not know until last night.

So, since the shortcut is not available, i am going to have to create an image from a fresh Raspbian install, so much fun. I started last night, but am already running into problems. it seems that the fork of OctoPrint that PxT developed is quite old and a lot of the current wiki for Foosel's OctoPrint, which PxT says to look at, is no longer valid. makes me wonder if i can grab the wiki on Github from a year ago.

well, i knew it wouldn't be easy, and i have wanted to get to know the pi more, its just a bit frustrating that this will delay the use of my CNC. I guess ic ould find a native linux gcode sender and start testing using that way, but i really like the idea of letting it just sit there and go via OctoPrint. plus the automatic Time Lapse feature is awesome.