The Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a “mini-computer” that you can use to wirelessly connects your 3D printer to Formide, our cloud-based 3D printing platform. By connecting your Raspberry Pi to Formide, you can enjoy the full features of the cloud. Compared to The Element, the Raspberry Pi requires you to have knowledge of Linux and affinity with working with your computer’s terminal.

Get started

Installing Formide client on your Raspberry Pi requires just a few commands.  Before you start ensure that your device is connected to the internet and has a fresh Linux (Raspbian) install.



Raspberry Pi 2 or 3.

Micro SD Card

Class 10 MicroSD card with at least 2GB of storage.

Internet Connection

Wi-Fi Dongle or Network Cable.


To install Formide Client on your Raspberry Pi, follow our documentation.

View documentation