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Products => Materia 101 => Topic started by: Studiosus on Jan 20, 2016, 05:18 pm

Title: WIFI-Internet-Development-Board-Base-ESP8266 (ebay) possible for Materia101?
Post by: Studiosus on Jan 20, 2016, 05:18 pm
Hi I have bought a Materia101 and would like to create a WIFI connection between PC and the 3D printer.
I was looking around on ebay and found a "WIFI-Internet-Development-Board-Base-ESP8266-Serial-Wireless-Module-UL (http://www.ebay.com/itm/161863557147)" . Now I know its not arduino but maybe it would be compatible or maybe there is a arduino part that does the same. Long story short, is it possible to add a WIFI module to the Materia 101 printer in any way?
Thanks, Chris.
Title: Re: WIFI-Internet-Development-Board-Base-ESP8266 (ebay) possible for Materia101?
Post by: vdubster on Jan 20, 2016, 07:26 pm
Hi, I use a raspberry pi with octoprint on my current 3d printer (Printrbot metal plus) and will do the same for my materia when I build it.

Easy to set up, you just need a pi, and USB WiFi adaptor and download the octoprint image.

Regards,

J.
Title: Re: WIFI-Internet-Development-Board-Base-ESP8266 (ebay) possible for Materia101?
Post by: Studiosus on Jan 20, 2016, 10:57 pm
Thanks for your answer, I will have a look into raspberry pi it is all a bit overwhelming with the code and so.
I first need to concentrate my efforts on getting slic3r configured correctly to be able to print downloaded stl files(converted to self starting gcode's)
But I will get there someday ;)
But I think I will try that solution if it works for your Materia101.

I found slic3r settings on GIThub but can not figure out how to save the codes to my pc.
Thanks for your idea with the rastberry pi
Title: Re: WIFI-Internet-Development-Board-Base-ESP8266 (ebay) possible for Materia101?
Post by: vdubster on Jan 21, 2016, 01:11 am
Hey,

No problem, glad to help. Check out my blog for my filament reviews and once I've build my materia I'll post about that to, maybe I should do some how to's?

I would take a look at repetier, it uses the slic3r engine but give a better user interface and creating the gcode is more intuitive, http://www.repetier.com.

J.
Title: Re: WIFI-Internet-Development-Board-Base-ESP8266 (ebay) possible for Materia101?
Post by: Studiosus on Jan 21, 2016, 02:12 pm
Hi , How to's are always welcome especially video's (I prefer them) can be very helpful. I have been messing around with repetier  in combination with slic3r but I can't get it to work like it should. (it will just not start printing)
I have found a youtube video (https://youtu.be/ppbRnonmscw) that explains how to set up slicer and repetier but I did not get the software with my materia101. So I tried to download it here (https://arduino.cc/downloads) and found some code on GIThub (witch I never seen before and don't understand the workings of) But its not the same as the original software that came with the printer. Now I have paused the video and entered all the values I even downloaded the older versions of the software (identical to the video) but the only thing that does print is the octocat gcode.
I have downloaded several interesting files to print and can hardly wait to see them appear on my print-bed :)

I would like to follow your blog and the tests of filament, I have different filaments that I can use but sticking to black (PLA 1.75)

What is the address of your blog?
Anyway thanks for helping me solve (part) the puzzle!
I did not know where I was getting myself into with buying a 3d printer, but I took the dive. Now I will need to learn to swim in order to survive.
Chris
Title: Re: WIFI-Internet-Development-Board-Base-ESP8266 (ebay) possible for Materia101?
Post by: KevinHenning on Jan 21, 2016, 02:46 pm
Vdubster, I am also looking forward to your experiences with respect to connecting your Materia and printing using Octoprint.  I've been considering setting this up but haven't done so yet.
Title: Re: WIFI-Internet-Development-Board-Base-ESP8266 (ebay) possible for Materia101?
Post by: vdubster on Jan 22, 2016, 01:18 am
Hi,

I hope to get the printer built this weekend or at least mostly so.

The address for my blog should be below my post, I'll take a look at doing a how to video for both slicer software and octoprint.

Regards,

J.
Title: Re: WIFI-Internet-Development-Board-Base-ESP8266 (ebay) possible for Materia101?
Post by: Studiosus on Jan 22, 2016, 02:51 am
Many thanks a "how to video" would help lots of people i'm sure!
Wish you success with building it.
Chris.
Title: Re: WIFI-Internet-Development-Board-Base-ESP8266 (ebay) possible for Materia101?
Post by: vdubster on Jan 23, 2016, 04:36 pm
Hey all,

Well putting my materia together isn't going to plan seems like i'm missing a T2.5x500 belt :-(.

Any ideas if they still monitor this forum or even support the printer?

J.
Title: Re: WIFI-Internet-Development-Board-Base-ESP8266 (ebay) possible for Materia101?
Post by: normoldboy on Jan 24, 2016, 06:15 pm
vdubster:

Unfortunately, it does not seem that Arduino is  supporting the printer, however, it seems that this is a copy of a printer made by Sharebot. The printer is called a KIWI, and it is out of production. They may have on the shelf parts for that printer. See a posting below called " Extrusion head dead, RIP Materia 101? " He contacted the company for an extruder head and they were able to provide it. I believe the kit for the Materia 101 as produced by them for Arduino.
Title: Re: WIFI-Internet-Development-Board-Base-ESP8266 (ebay) possible for Materia101?
Post by: vdubster on Jan 31, 2016, 05:33 pm
Hey all,

So SHAREBOT came through and sent me some replacement parts, massive thanks to them.

And as I type this I'm printing on the Materia 101 via OctoPrint :-).

James.