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PotatoPrint or, OctoPrint on the AML-S905X-CC (Le Potato) Purpose and motivation It's December 2022 and Raspberry Pis are still too expensive. Luckily we have the AML-S905X-CC (Le Potato). No prebuilt OctoPrint images exist for it, but we can get everything working smoothly with Armbian. ~~~ Materials ~~~ Steps
  1. download and flash the Armbian image to the micro SD. I went with Jammy CLI and it's worked fine
  2. insert the micro SD, connect your peripherals now if you don't plan to configure over ssh, power up and boot
  3. if configuring over ssh, authenticate as root using password 1234 for first-time setup
    • root ssh access is automatically disabled after this
  4. complete the default setup (shell selection, locale selection, user/pass, etc.)
  5. Exit root and login as the newly created user - OctoPrint doesn't support running as root
  6. run the armbian configuration utility to stand up anything else e.g., wireless networking sudo armbian-config I strongly recommend enabling avahi (under 'System' in the ncurses menu that populates) so you can use http://lepotato.local in a browser
  7. install python dependencies sudo apt update && sudo apt install python3-pip python3-venv python3-dev -y
  8. create and activate an octoprint virtual environment python3 -m venv octoprint source octoprint/bin/activate
  9. install octoprint: pip3 install octoprint
  10. create an octoprint service to automatically start the octoprint server on boot, at path: /etc/systemd/system/octoprint.service with contents: [Unit] Description=octoprint service [Service] Type=simple User=USERNAME ExecStart=/home/USERNAME/octoprint/bin/octoprint serve [Install] replace USERNAME above with the account created during setup
  11. enable the service sudo systemctl enable octoprint.service
  12. connect the Potato to your printer and reboot
  13. navigate to your Potato in a browser. 5000 is the default port
  14. happy printing 😎