For a guide how to setup the hardware and software, i recommend that you see Thomas Sanladerer guide on Youtube. Octoprint recommends this video aswell. Thomas makes it real easy and explains everything you need to know. Link below:

So I bought these not too long ago:

  • Raspberry Pi B+
  • Sandisk 16Gb Micro-SDHC Memory card

I then printed a case for the raspberry and continued watching and following Tom’s guide.
Worth mentioning is i used Windows for most of this since you need terminal knowledge to do this on Linux or Mac - I don't have any

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This is what i did after watching Tom’s guide a few times.

  1. Download the Octoprint image
  2. Formated the micro-SDHC card to FAT32
  3. Write the octoprint-image using Win32 Disk Imager
  4. Connected these to the Pi:

    1. Micro-SDHC with now Octopi installed
    2. HDMI-monitor
    3. Ethernet-cable
    4. USB-keyboard
    5. Printer via USB
    6. USB-charger onto the Pi

  5. After it booted i Expanded the filesystem
  6. Changed the password on the Pi
  7. Restarted the Pi and let it boot up

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I could now access
http://octopi.local/ on my computer and begin setup up Octopi with the numerous settings.

After setting up Octoprint, i can now upload either exported gcode from Repetier/Slic3r or upload .stl-files that Cura can slice on the Raspberry. Though, i will probably upload the gcode instead - since my laptop and computer have alot of computing power

And again, i cant give much support on this, only a few things. But Thomas explains all you need to know, so if your interested in using Octoprint on a Raspberry Pi to make your printer wireless, watch his video

What i need to do now, is make my raspberry pi accessable on the web using my own domain using Port Forwarding and DNS pointers. This way, i can remotely access my printed when not at home using a connected Webcam and the controls that Octoprint enables.