The wifi is far from cheap in Europe. Absolute cheapest is 20-30 Pounds with shipping. 20 Pound if you live in the UK, which most people in the EU doesn’t do.
I bought the specific one as the other two I tried didn’t Work.
I’m not Linux or programmers person, so can’t contribute, aside from making recommendations.
It just boggles me that liveview isn’t the standard way to use webcam and the other two options could be, well, options.
3D printers really aren’t consumer ready, seing as the brain really don’t know what’s going on at the hotend, fans etc, so Gcodes are an absolute must.
At least for a few years yet.
Some small steps at autocorrection (z-compensation) has been made, but it’s slow going as the ones that CAN make these things either think it isn’t important, or they are a company and want to make money on it and do not share in any meaningfull way.
Been looking into Octopus, and will try Again, now that I got a working camera. Their interface is rather dated, compared to AstroPrint, but there are some downloadable GUIs.
There is also RepRapWeb
I noticed that AstroPrint AP is going active each time I start a print, even though I marked the “disable when known Network is detected”. That is just so bad even though I put a custom password on it.