Connecting your printer to Mattacloud

Posted on 03/11/2020

In this tutorial we will walk you through the simple process of hooking your 3D printer up to the Mattacloud so that you can benefit from all of the features Mattacloud provides.

At present Mattacloud requires you to be using OctoPrint with your 3D printer. If you do not know what OctoPrint is, it is a fantastic open source web interface for your 3D printer that allows you to control and monitor all aspects of your printer and print jobs, right from your browser. Head over to the OctoPrint site to learn more! We have a blog post showing how to install and setup OctoPrint go and check it out if you don’t use OctoPrint yet - once you do you will never go back.

If when you have OctoPrint installed on a Raspberry Pi and connected to your printer, you will want to install the OctoPrint-Mattacloud plugin. This plugin is not yet available on the OctoPrint plugin repository so you will have to manually install it. This is simple enough though.

The setup progress takes less than 5 minutes and consists of 5 simple steps. If you follow these, all the benefits of Mattacloud will apply to your printer. Happy printing!

  1. Sign up to the Mattacloud Free Plan currently undergoing beta testing. If you already have, just login. This plan will remain free after the beta testing period has finished.
  2. Select your membership type - at this stage you can only choose the free beta membership.
  3. Add a printer to your Mattacloud by following the setup guide.
  4. After installing the OctoPrint-Mattacloud Plugin on your OctoPrint enabled device, copy the authorization token from your newly created printer on Mattacloud into the authorization token input box presented in the OctoPrint-Mattacloud plugin settings. You can see all of your printers and their respective tokens here.
  5. Test your token using the Activate button adjacent to the input box.
  6. You are all setup. Happy printing!

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