Airgapped CI Print Setup
Use the following guide to set up an airgap version of CI Print. Airgap versions of software are entirely separate from the internet and require a direct tethered connection between your SAAM 3D printer and the computer you will use to control it.
- A computer with an Ethernet connection
- MicroSD Card
- CI Print Image (Version .41 or greater)
- Balena Etcher: https://www.balena.io/etcher/
Step 1: Download CI Print image and extract it to a folder. Insert your SD Card.
Step 2: Run Balena Etcher to flash the latest SAAM Local image onto your SD Card.
Step 3: Extract the Disc image of CILocal mode, select it within Etcher, then Flash the image.
Step 4: After it is Flashed, put the SD card into the top of the Raspberry Pi in the machine and then plug the ethernet cable from your computer to the CI SAAM.
Step 5: Search Windows for Network Connections, or use the Icon in the lower taskbar. You should see a Local Area Connection that is identifying. Right click on Local Area Connection and go to Properties.
Step 6: Within the Local Area Connection Properties, select Internet Protocol Version 4 and then click Properties.
Set the METHOD to MANUAL
Set the ADDRESS to 172.16.0.3
Set the NETWORK to 255.255.255.0
Set the GATEWAY to 172.16.0.1
Set Preferred DNS Server to 184.108.40.206
Set Alternative DNS Server to 220.127.116.11
Save the connection settings
Step 8: Start the printer, give it a few minutes to boot Octoprint – Then you may Navigate to http://saamci.local/ or 172.16.0.2 to view the printer dashboard.
Step 9: You should be able to set up Octoprint, since we are using an Airgapped mode you should be able to dismiss the set up requests.