Testing the Pi substitute BTT CB1 and M4F/M8F boards with Octoprint & Klipper
Testing the Pi substitute BTT CB1 and M4F/M8F boards with Octoprint & Klipper

If you can’t get a Raspberry Pi, then these products might be for you. Bigtreetech has released a Raspberry Pi 4B substitute: the CB1. To go with it, two mainboards: the Manta M4P and M8P. The CB1 can be used to run Octoprint or Klipper, with the Manta mainboard being designed specially for Klipper. Based on my testing, this is quite promising and most importantly more available than pi. If the CB1 becomes more popular and ready to go SD card images are created for things like Octoprint, it will become immensely more viable. These boards were provided to me free of charge for the purpose of making this video by Bigtreetech in accordance with my review policy. All opinions expressed are my own. https://teachingtechyt.github.io/reviewpolicy.html Purchase the CB1 and Pi4B adaptor: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_DdBK0pp Purchase the CB1 and/or Manta M4P/M8P: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_DExpzmf 0:00 Introduction 0:48 3D printing and Raspberry Pi shortages Raspberry Pi website: https://www.raspberrypi.com/ 2:06 Bigtreetech CB1 Pi substitute Pi4B adaptor GitHub: https://github.com/bigtreetech/PI4B-Adapter 3:16 Testing CB1 as a straight pi swap 4:19 CB1 vs Pi 4B Benchmarking processors Pi4B vs CB1: https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/ARM-Cortex-A72-4-Core-1500-MHz-vs-ARM-Cortex-A53-4-Core-1500-MHz/3917vs4984 Pi 4B specs: https://www.raspberrypi.com/products/raspberry-pi-4-model-b/specifications/ Pi 3B specs: https://www.raspberrypi.com/products/raspberry-pi-3-model-b/ Kernel wiki page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kernel_(operating_system) 5:18 Setting up basic Debian on the CB1 Gnome desktop tutorial I used: https://www.fosslinux.com/49949/how-to-install-gnome-desktop-environment-debian.htm CB1 OS image: https://github.com/bigtreetech/CB1 Raspberry Pi imager: https://www.raspberrypi.com/software/ Debian desktop guide: https://debian-handbook.info/browse/stable/sect.graphical-desktops.html 7:40 Installing Octoprint on the CB1 Manual Octoprint install guide: https://community.octoprint.org/t/setting-up-octoprint-on-a-raspberry-pi-running-raspberry-pi-os-debian/2337 Putty SSH guide video: https://youtu.be/KQVQOq0Tpgo 9:19 Manta M4P and M8P mainboards 10:37 Installing Klipper on Manta with CB1 M4P GitHub: https://github.com/bigtreetech/Manta-M4P M8P GitHub: https://github.com/bigtreetech/Manta-M8P Klipper install guide 1: https://youtu.be/Cj7KpzbgExQ Klipper install guide 2: https://youtu.be/3DWqJeXK7yc 15:07 Physical install and tuning Ender 5 electronics case with updated M4P mount: https://www.printables.com/model/180135-ender-5-electronics-case Klipper display options guide: https://youtu.be/gYP2j-dUrBY Euclid docking ABL probe video: https://youtu.be/egWpvaTsl10 17:13 Final impressions Buy quality and affordable filament from X3D. Buy 3, get 1 free and a free sample pack with every order: www.x3d.com.au Get Quality Resins from 3D Printers Online. 5% off storewide for Teaching Tech subscribers [Code: tech5] https://3dprintersonline.com.au/ Take a look around and if you like what you see, please subscribe. Support me on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/teachingtech

September 23, 2022 from Teaching Tech