What cable to use?

It is important to have the right cable to connect your Raspberry to your Printer. Most printers come with this cable as many use the port on the printer to print through from a computer. Many printers come with this cable but if it does not you can see below it is illustrated which cables are normally used on 3D printers as well as links to where you can buy them.

If your connector on your printer looks like this, you will need a “Mini USB cable”. If your connector on your printer looks like this, use a “USB B cable”. If your connector on your printer looks like this, use a “Micro USB cable”.

The most popular printers that use this connector are:

Creality Ender Serien

Creality Cr-10 Serien

The most popular printers that use this connector are:

Prusa i3 Serien

Ultimaker 2 Serien

The most popular printers that use this connector are:

Creality Ender V4 Serien

Prusa mini

The length of the cable is determined by how far from the printer your Raspberry is mounted. In most cases, 1 meter will be more than enough.