Episode 4: Cupcake155 gains Illuminatrix

With Cupcake155 running fairly smoothly, I opted to typically drive it via Octoprint. I use a Raspberry Pi Model A+ with Wifi. This works great. After a few months printing like this, I found I’m constantly annoyed by visibility; I can’t see WTF’s going on in my print-area.


Illuminatrix is my lighting system for 3D printing. It could be used for other applications. Illuminatrix is the combination of a dedicated Arduino to drive RGB LEDs, some optional power hardware if you want many LEDs and there’s an Octoprint Plugin component that grants print-status awareness to the lighting.

Demo Video

I’ve posted a demo video of Illuminatrix as of mid Jan 2016 below.

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