Anycubic Kossel Octoprint installation

This guide will take you through all necessary steps to install OctoPrint on your Raspberry and Kossel printer.

0. Requirements

1x Raspberry 2B / 3B+ / 4 (2B is not recommended for streaming)
1x Raspberry power source
1x USB A to USB B cable

1. Download Octoprint

First step is installing OctoPi which is a Raspbian (Debian) image with OctoPrint interface.

Click on the picture, it will redirect you to OctoPrint.org.

2. Download and install Etcher

Etcher is a handy tool for flashing OS images, such as OctoPi to SD cards.

Click on the picture and download the latest release.

3. Download and install PuTTY (recommended, not needed)

Standard OctoPrint image comes without any graphical interface.
You will need a SSH client such as PuTTY.

Click on the picture, download and install PuTTy.

4. Flash Octopi image

Insert a SDHC card into your computer and select the OctoPrint image you have downloaded.

There is no need to extract the files, just select the zip file, such as: octopi-buster-lite-0.17.0.zip

Click on Flash!

Success!

5. WiFi settings

If you are running Raspberry 3, 4 or older Raspberry with a certified WiFi USB adapter, locate octopi-wpa-supplicant.txt on the SD card right after flashing OctoPrint.

!!! Edit this file only with a proper text editor, such as: PsPad, Notepad++, VSCode, Atom, SublimeText !!!

Open octopi-wpa-supplicant.txt with a proper text editor

Locate your WiFi type (usually WPA/WPA2 secured), uncomment all 4 lines and fill in your network SSID (name) and password.

The next step is changing your country, for example United Kingdom = GB

Save the file.

6. Octoprint first boot

Safely remove SD card from your computer, insert it into Raspberry, connect Ethernet cable/WiFi adapter if needed and plug in power supply.

Make sure that you have a correct power supply such as:
5V 2A with a micro USB connector for a Raspberry 2/3
5V 3A with a USB-C connector for a Raspberry 4

Wait a few minutes, open your internet browser and go to octopi.local.
You will see Setup Wizard page.

7. Octoprint Setup Wizard

7.1. Welcome page

After connecting to octopi.local you will see a welcome page.
Click on Next.

7.2. Access Control

Choose your username, password.
Choose Keep Access Contron Enabled (recommended).
Click on Next.

7.3. Anonymous Usage Tracking

Choose if you want to enable Anonymous Usage Tracking for delevopment purposes.
Click on Next

7.4. Online connectivity check

Keep it Enable if you want to.
Click on Next.

7.5. Plugin blacklist

Click on Enable and Next.

7.6. Default Printer Profile

7.6.1. Default Printer Profile – General settings

Create a printer profile.
General – choose your printer name and model.

7.6.2. Default Printer Profile – Print bed & build volume

Choose a Circular Form Factor for a delta printer such as Anycubic Kossel
Origin – Center
Heated bed if you have one
Fill in your bed diameter – usually 230 or 240 mm
Fill in Z height – usually 300 mm
Click on Next

7.6.3. Default Printer Profile – Axes

Fill in desired maximal speed values.
Click on Next.

7.7. Finish

Click on Finish.

8. Connect printer to Raspberry via USB

Use a USB cable that came with the printer and connect the printer with your Raspberry.
Turn on the printer.
Select COM port
Keep Baudrate to AUTO or change it to 250000 or the value in your FW.
Click to Connect.

Now you have succesfully installed OctoPrint and connected to your printer.

9. FAQ

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