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Hardware Requirements

The Obico Server only requires a computer to run. Even old PCs (within the previous 10 years) will do just fine. A NVidia GPU is optional but can vastly reduce the power consumption and beef up the number of printers the server can handle.

More details about the hardware requirements for the Obico Server.


Don't try to install the Obico Server on a Raspberry Pi. Pi's CPU is too weak to run the Machine Learning failure-detection model.

1. Install required softwares

The following software is required before you start installing the server:

  • Docker and Docker-compose. But you don't have to understand how Docker or Docker-compose works.
    • Install Docker (Windows, Ubuntu, Fedora, CentOS, Mac). Important: If your server has an old Docker version, please follow the instructions in these links to upgrade to the latest version, otherwise you may run into all kinds of weird problems.
    • Install Docker-compose. You need Docker-compose V2.0 or higher.
  • git (how to install).

2. Get the code and start the server.

  1. Get the code:
git clone -b release
  1. Run it! Do either one of these based on what OS you are using:
    • If you are on Linux: cd obico-server && sudo docker compose up -d
    • If you are on Mac: cd obico-server && docker compose up -d
    • If you are on Windows: cd obico-server; docker compose up -d

You need to use docker-compose instead of docker compose on older Docker versions.

  1. Go grab a coffee. Step 2 will take 15-30 minutes.

  2. There is no step 4. This is how easy it is to get Obico Server up and running (thanks to Docker and Docker-compose).

3. Test the server

Open http://localhost:3334 on the same computer. If you see this page, then congratulations - your self-hosted Obico Server is now up and running!

4. Configure the server

Your Obico Server will need some basic configurations to work correctly with OctoPrint or Klipper, or to send emails and other notifications.