Installing OctoPrint w/Docker on Pi3

I always found it a pain to deal with Python libraries and virtual environments on my Raspberry Pis. I decided to give Docker a try as it would completely isolate my OctoPrint environment from the other stuff I had running on the PI.

Step 1 – Installing Docker

curl -fsSL -o

sudo sh ./ 

sudo usermod -aG docker pi

#remember to logout and back in

docker info

docker run hello-world

You should get an output like this:

Step 2 – Install and Run OctoPrint

# find your serial port
ls -latr /dev/tty

# create a volume
docker volume create octoprint

# run your container
docker run -d --restart unless-stopped -v octoprint:/octoprint \
-p 5000:80 --device /dev/ttyUSB1:/dev/ttyUSB1 --name octoprint \ octoprint/octoprint

Replace 5000 with the port you want it on and ttyUSB1 with your serial port identifier.

Now you can browser to your PI’s IP address http://ipaddress:5000

That’s it. Happy Printing!