Similar to the way that a car's dashboard offers access to the vehicle's controls, OctoPrint is the interface through which users access and control the MakerGear M series and Ultra One printers.
Similar to the way that a car's dashboard offers access to the vehicle's controls, OctoPrint is the interface through which users access and control the MakerGear M3. By navigating to the printer's unique web address (e.g. "M3printer12345.local" or U1printer12345.local), users get total control of the printer using any web-browsing device. From this point, the majority of 3D printing needs — such as heating the printer, preparing files for single-material printing, monitoring print progress, as well as calibration and maintenance — can all be addressed without ever leaving the dashboard.
Heating the printer
Preparing files for printing
Starting a print job
Once a gCode file has been added to the Files section of the Side Bar, simply click the printer-shaped icon within the file listing. The M3 must reach its target temperature before beginning a print job; if your printer does not immediately begin the print job, because it has not yet reached the target temperatures.