I’m considering getting an 11th gen mainboard and printing up an enclosure for it to then use as a “server” for my 3d printer. Wondering what people’s thoughts would be on this. There are solutions out there using a rPi but Framework seems like a funner option to me haha.
Set it up with a WiFi module, possibly even run the webcam up to the top rail and pointed down at the bed, and run it connected to the printer via USB and put OctoPrint on there. With how much raspberry pi’s are right now it’s not actually too much crazier to go to the i5-1135G7 and toss in some extra ram I have sitting around and a cheap ssd to run it. Set up remote management to check in on the go and boom.
All in all looking at a mainboard, wifi module, and possibly the webcam module. Print out a case, install linux and Octoprint, and boom.
Am I crazy or does this actually seem like a decent idea?