Ender 3 – Mobile Notifications [preview]

Printing notifications on the go? Yes, please!

It’s Monday. I didn’t want to leave you without any updates. The project is so close to being complete, but I have to take another day to iron out all the kinks. I’m leaving for work for a couple of days so I thought I will leave you with a preview of Ender 3 – Mobile Notifications (project is now available). I got my 1st 3D printer recently, and I could not be happier with the Creality Ender 3.

Ender 3 – Mobile Notifications

This is just a part of the planned upgrades. I build the Ender 3 recently, and I have to say I’m impressed with the quality of the printer (it’s £150/$190). The printer may not have fancy features like auto levelling or dual extrusion, but there are a couple of things we can add to the printer to make it feel “posh”. While I designed this with the Ender 3 in mind, there is no reason why it wouldn’t work with any other Octoprint compatible printer.

Currently, I’m working on Ender 3 – Mobile Notifications. These will use NodeRED (no surpise there) and Octoprint (a must have). The mobile end is supported by Tasker and AutoApps (AutoNotification and AutoRemote).

Ender 3 – Mobile Notifications: FEATURES

  • mobile notifications (print start|stop)
  • mobile commands (pause|resume|cancel)
  • print stats (temperatures, print ETA, filament used, progress)
  • progress bar in mobile notification
  • access to LiveView, picture snapshots in notifications
  • Auto ON|OFF
  • 180-degree timelapse
  • print cost calculator

This information is available directly from the notification on Android devices. You don’t have to open an app or load a web interface. It should help me monitoring prints while the Ender 3 is in my garage. The printer isn’t loud, but since my office is next to my bedroom, that’s not a good idea if you plan on leaving prints overnight.

Ender 3 – Mobile Notifications coming soon

Unfortunately, the work on this took longer than expected. I will make a proper write up explaining the process next week once I’m back from work. Once I have everything sorted upgrade wise, I will design a sweet box to keep all the new components together. I don’t want to run any cables unless I have to. If you have any questions, feel free to join the Reddit discussion here.

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