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BTT SD / TF Cloud V1.0 Setup


The BTT SD / TF Cloud V1.0 setup is easy. However remotely accessing the SD card in the 3D printer, needs a little setting up, this guide will help you through. Especially on a Mac.

BTT SD / TF Cloud V1.0 Setup
Configuring the BTT SD / TF Cloud V1.0
SETUP.INI
Finding the IP address
Finding the IP via local hub
Finding the IP via Arduino Serial Monitor
Connecting to the BTT SD / TF Cloud V1.0
Connecting via Mac
Connecting Via PC

This product has been sent with the kind generosity of BIGTREE-TECH for the purpose of testing.

Importantly I would like to thank BIGTREE-TECH and you the readers of Make ‘N’ Print by creating this setup guide for the BTT SD Cloud and the BTT TF Cloud.

As always thanks for reading and keep well.

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Configuring the BTT SD / TF Cloud V1.0

While the setting up of the BIGTREE-TECH SD / TF Cloud V1.0 is super easy to setup. However it could have been made a tad easier by already having the needed file in place on the enclosed SD card.

Nonetheless a file needs to be created called SETUP.INI and placed onto the Micro-SD card in the SD / TF Cloud V1.0. However you can’t insert the full size SD Cloud V1.0 into a card reader as it is right protected for that method. Instead either use the supplied USB cable or a Micro-SD adapter, which many of us already have.

Once the empty Micro-SD card that you wish to use is loaded on the computer, open your computers basic text editor. Moreover on PC’s this is NOTEPAD, and for Mac computers this is TextEdit.

While Mac users can use TextEdit. But before you do, you need to change the preferences to plain text. Furthermore once TextEdit is loaded, click on TextEdit on the top left of the screen. Next from the drop down list, click on preferences. Now change the preferences from Rich Text, to Plain Text. Importantly the setting will automatically be saved, so you can just close the window.

SETUP.INI

screenshot of configuring BTT Cloud V1.0 WiFi settings

Start by copying the example code below to the text editor, and change the YOUR_WIFI_SSID to that of your WiFi networks. Additionally change the YOUR_WIFI_PASSWORD to the password for your WiFi network.

SSID=YOUR_WIFI_SSID
PASSWORD=YOUR_WIFI_PASSWORD

Once you have edited your WiFi network settings, save the file onto the Micro-SD and name the file SETUP.INI

screenshot of configuring the BTT SD Cloud V1.0

With the file saved, and with the Micro-SD in the BTT Cloud V1.0 module unplug the BTT SD / TF Cloud V1.0 from the computer.

Next reinsert the device via the supplied USB cable. But, whilst you are inserting it hold down the BOOT button for 10 seconds.

As a result the ESP-12S module to read the WiFi network settings and attempt to join the network. However on first turning on the device, it is not the fastest to join the network. Additionally I have found that it drops the signal once or twice before settling.

Finding the IP address

Nonetheless all being well the BTT SD / TF Cloud V1.0 will have joined your WiFi network. But how can you tell? Firstly the blue lights tend to stop flashing. But more reliably you can check either your WiFi routers GUI or use Arduino’s Serial Monitor.

Finding the IP via local hub

screenshot of BTT SD Cloud V1.0 connected to wifi network

Undoubtedly most WiFi routers have a Graphical User Interface from which settings can be changed and devices monitored. However the web address to access these varies greatly. But for those in the UK that are using the BT Home Hubs, type into a web browser http://bthomehub.home/ and from there click on My Devices. Next scroll down the list until you see WiFi-SD-Card-3DPrinter followed by its IP address. Importantly make a note of the IP address.

Finding the IP via Arduino Serial Monitor

Firstly if you have not already done so, download the Arduino software from https://www.arduino.cc/en/main/software and then launch the Arduino application.

Once loaded plug the BTT SD / TF Cloud V1.0 into the computer via the supplied USB cable. Secondly select the USB port via the Tools option at the top of the screen followed by port. Additionally click on the USB port where the SD / TF Cloud V1.0 is plugged into. Once selected head back unto the Tools option and click on Serial Monitor.

screenshot of Arduino serial monitor

While the readout will be gibberish to start with, simply press the reset (RST) button on the BTT SD / TF Cloud V1.0 WiFi module board. Now all being well you should be treated with both the WiFi network name and the IP address for the SD / TF Cloud V1.0. Importantly make a note of the IP address.

screenshot of Arduino Serial Monitor display IP address of BTT SD Cloud V1.0

Ok, so we know it’s working and it is connected to the local WiFi. However at this point we still have no means to access the SD card via a wireless connection.

Connecting to the BTT SD / TF Cloud V1.0

It is important to remember that if the BTT SD /TF Cloud V1.0 is still connected to the computer via the USB cable, file transfers may fail when testing. Instead remove the USB cable and insert the device via the full size SD card into either the 3D printer or computer.

Mac

Screenshot of the Mac Connect To Server used to connect the BTT SD Cloud Wifi Module

Firstly lets begin by opening Finder. Next from within Finder press ⌘ (cmd) and the letter K together and a connect to server window will appear. Within the Server Address bar type the below address down. But replace the ***.***.*.*** with the IP address of the BTT SD / TF Cloud V1.0 you noted down previously.

http://guest:@***.***.*.***/

Furthermore before clicking on connect, click on the plus icon towards the bottom left to save the link for future uses. Now click on the connect button. While it may take a little while to connect. But once connected Finder will automatically open the root directly for the Micro-SD card via the wireless connection.

Affiliate links below:

Available to purchase from:
BIGTREETECH OFFICAL STORE AliExpress
BTT SD Cloud (Full Szed SD) $8.86 AliEpress
BTT TF Cloud (Micro SD) $8.89 AliEpress

PC

screenshot of windows 10 add a network location

Firstly from within Windows 10, start by going to This PC and right clicking on the This PC icon. Additionally click on add a network location. Furthermore on the Welcome to the Add Network Location Wizard option click the Next button.

screenshot of windows 10 add a network location choose custom network location

While on the next screen left click on Choose a Custom Network Location and click next.

screenshot of windows 10 add a network location choose custom network location custom name

In addition on the Specify Location window insert the below code. But replace the ***.***.*.*** with the IP address you noted down earlier.

\\***.***.*.***\DavWWWRoot

Finally on the last window, you can change the name of the connection to something more useful such as the 3D printers name connected to the wireless SD adapter. Additionally click Next, and Next again.

screen shot of Windows 10 This PC connected to the BTT SD Cloud

Importantly the connection to the BTT SD Cloud will be displayed with the Computer in This PC and ready to use.

Affiliate links below:

Available to purchase from:
BIGTREETECH OFFICAL STORE AliExpress
BTT SD Cloud (Full Szed SD) $8.86 AliEpress
BTT TF Cloud (Micro SD) $8.89 AliEpress

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