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This guide shows you how to install an Operating System on a Raspberry Pi 4. The one I chose for this guide is Raspbian, so if you are installing that, you can follow along easily. If you are wondering which hardware I used, the exact items are linked at the bottom

On a Windows computer
Insert your SD Card into the Windows computer
Open a web browser
Navigate to
Download the Raspberry Pi Imager

Once it is downloaded, double the imager.exe file
Select Yes
Click Install
Checkmark Run Raspberry Pi Imager
Click Finish

Now that the Raspberry Pi Imager is running
Click Choose OS
Scroll down and select Raspberry Pi OS (32-Bit)
Click Choose SD
Select your SD Card
Click Write
All existing data …. will be erased. Are you sure you want to continue?
Click Yes
Data is written to the SD Card
The data is automatically verified after it is written
Once it finishes you will see the message that “you can now remove the SD card from the reader”
Remove the card
Click Continue

Now back on the Raspberry Pi
Plug in network cable
Connect the keyboard
Plug in a mouse
Connect the HDMI cable
Install the Micro SD card you just made (up above)
Plug in the power (Last step)

The Raspberry Pi installation begins
Root partition is resized
Desktop shows up
Click Next
Set your country, language, and timezone
Click next
Set password
Click next
Setup screen
Click next
Setup your wireless
When done, click next
On update software screen
Click next to download and install updates
Select OK on the “System is up to date” dialog box
Restart the Raspberry Pi

You are done. Your Raspberry Pi 4 is setup with the Raspbian OS.

Hardware I used:
Raspberry Pi 4 (4gb)

SanDisk 32GB Ultra microSDHC UHS-I Memory Card with Adapter

CanaKit 3.5A Raspberry Pi 4 Power Supply (USB-C)

CanaKit Raspberry Pi 4 Micro HDMI Cable – 6 Feet

SanDisk MobileMate USB 3.0 microSD Card Reader (Only needed if you dont have a Micro SD Reader/Writer slot in your computer)

Thanks for Reading!


Quick How-To Guide to walk through the steps of importing a .curaprofile file into your Cura Application, and enable it.

Download and install the latest version of Cura. In my case it is 4.6.1

Click Settings

Select Printers

Select Manage Printers

Click Profiles

Click Import

Navigate to your .curaprofile and upload it

Now, create a new Cura project

In the Top Right of your screen click Printer Settings

Click the drop down arrow next to Profile

Select your Profile (the one you just uploaded)

You can now slice using the imported profile

Installing Python on Windows 10 – for Makerbot Firmware Upgrades

This is a quick article on which Python version you will need to assist with manually uploading the Makerbot Firmware.

If you are trying to manually upload firmware for the Makerbot Replicator 2, and you try to use the most recent version of Python (version 3.8 at the time of this writing), it simply will not allow you to run the Makerbot firmware upload tool. If you see the following error when you run the tool, you will know what I mean:

C:\Users\%username%\Downloads\winBotTool_76_G\winBotTool_76_G>Traceback (most
recent call last):
  File “C:\Program
line 193, in _run_module_as_main
    return _run_code(code, main_globals, None,
  File “C:\Program
line 86, in _run_code
    exec(code, run_globals)
  File “bot_tool_v1\”, line 2, in <module>
  File “<frozen importlib._bootstrap>”, line 991, in _find_and_load
  File “<frozen importlib._bootstrap>”, line 971, in _find_and_load_unlocked
  File “<frozen importlib._bootstrap>”, line 914, in _find_spec
  File “<frozen importlib._bootstrap_external>”, line 1342, in find_spec
  File “<frozen importlib._bootstrap_external>”, line 1316, in _get_spec
  File “<frozen importlib._bootstrap_external>”, line 1297, in
  File “<frozen importlib._bootstrap>”, line 414, in spec_from_loader
  File “<frozen importlib._bootstrap_external>”, line 649, in
  File “<frozen zipimport>”, line 191, in get_filename
  File “<frozen zipimport>”, line 713, in _get_module_code
  File “<frozen zipimport>”, line 647, in _compile_source
  File “bot_tool_v1\”, line 37
    yield (str(value[1]), str(value[0]))
TabError: inconsistent use of tabs and spaces in indentation

To fix this error above, simply remove Python 3.8 and install Python 2.7 from the following link: