Hopefully one of the first Raspberry Pi projects of the 2013-2014 school year is getting the 3D Printer up and running. Using open source software called Octoprint, I hope to be able make the 3D printers wireless using the Pi. This should allow the creation of a web interface on the school's network that will allow us to control the printer remotely. It will also allow the creation of time-lapse videos of the printing that I will be uploading to the website.
Well, the software is just about set up and ready to go! We're just waiting on actually getting the printer to run a full test.
The screen shot below is the printer interface running off the Raspberry Pi on the network. This should allow us to access the printer from anywhere in the building (and perhaps even the district). There is a webcam attached so we should be able to monitor printing and even take time-lapsed photos.