We recently bought a 3D printer as a hobby but there is no current way of monitoring the print while it's running (other than just standing there) As some prints can run for days on end, we need a solution that will monitor the printer to ensure:

  • The print is going well
  • no print issues occur
  • Overheating is not taking place
  • Pre warning / action if a disaster happens (like a fire)

The solution should both manage the print (automated events) and also provide online feedback / monitoring.

What it does

The solution will track both from inputs from the printer, heat sensors and cameras to track the print. if all is well, we have a video diary of the print and a check to see how well the settings worked through the print.

If anything happens, the print can be manually or automatically stopped with the extra possiblity of deploying a fire defense system should the worst happen.

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