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OpenScan Mini + Classic - New Firmware (Beta)

Finally, there is a new Raspbian image for the OpenScan devices incorporating the latest changes:

  • OpenScanCloud - one-click-processing of your 3d models

  • Access Point - whenever there is no Wifi available, the device will create an access point

  • Many minor and major bug fixes :)

  • ...

In order to test the beta, please download the Raspbian Image from:

Google Drive

and use the Raspbian Imager or Belena Etcher to burn the image to a micro SD card (>8GB).

Note, that this is still a beta version and there might/will be some bugs included. So only install the image, if you know at least a bit of troubleshooting (i.e. command line/headless access to Raspbian).

(1) Setup - Burning the SD card image

Select the downloaded image file ("2021-11-19"), your SD card and hit write.

Important note:

In earlier releases, you needed to modify/add a wpa_supplicant.conf file with your wifi credentials to the boot folder of the SD card. This is not the case anymore! Do not change anything on the SD card! You can directly insert the card into the Raspberry Pi and start booting the device. Wifi credentials can be added in the next step.

(2) Starting the Raspberry Pi

Connect all electronic components, insert the SD card and power your Raspberry Pi. The first boot might take several minutes. Once node-red (the browser user interface) is loaded, the ringlight LED will flash in one of the following patterns:

(I) fast flashing + 1s off + 1s on + 1s off + 1s on --> Access Point Mode

(II) fast flashing + 1s off + 1s on --> Connected to local wifi network

On first boot, there the device will enter the Access Point Mode and you should be able to see the following network OpenScanPi with the password raspberry:

You should be able to connect to this network with any of your devices.

Important note: Prior tests seemed to indicate that some devices do not like to connect to this network, but I do not know the reason yet. Please let me know if you encounter any problems!

Once connected, you should be able to open the user interface in your browser through the following site: http://openscanpi:1880/ui (and the backend of node-red http://openscanpi:1880 for debugging)

(3) Settings Menu

Your first step should be opening the settings menu, where you will find two new & refined columns (Network and OpenScancloud).

First, choose your OpenScan model (left column). If you intend to use the OpenScanCloud service, please read and agree to the Terms of Use.