Airgapped Octoprint Setup

Use the following guide to set up an airgap version of Octoprint. 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.

Tools Needed

  • A computer with an Ethernet connection
  • MicroSD Card
  • SAAM Local Mode Image (Version .41 or greater)
  • Balena Etcher: https://www.balena.io/etcher/

Instructions

Step 1: Download SAAM Local mode 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.

Step 7

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 8.8.8.8

Set Alternative DNS Server to 8.8.4.4

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.