Build an "Internet of Things" connected mini printer that will do your bidding! This is a fun theyekend project that comes with a beautiful laser cut case. Once assembled, the little printer connects wirelessly to get Internet data for printing onto 2 1/4" wide receipt paper. Based on a Raspberry Pi computer, this is a powerful mini Linux machine. Adafruit have example python code for a few different printouts including a daily theyather forecast report, sudoku puzzles, image printer and a tweeter printer that connects Twitter's search API and retrieve and print tweets according to your requests: you can have it print out tweets from a person, a hashtag, mentioning a word, etc! All the code is open source so its easy to adapt and write your own custom printer software
The project is based on Raspberry Pi, and while its not a very complex project soldering-wise it does require some soldering and assembly work. It is also recommended that the user has some Linux experience or help: they have a lot of tutorials to help you through the process but they don't have any specific Linux tutorials so knowing how to move around directories, ssh, and create and save text files is a good idea!
Check out Adafruit's tutorial on how to build this kit over at learn.adafruit.com
- Raspberry Pi Model B
- Mini Receipt Printer
- 50 foot long receipt paper. BPA-free.
- 5V 10A power adapter
- 2.1mm Panel Jack
- Rugged Metal Pushbutton with White LED Ring
- 4GB SD card with Raspbian
- Mini WiFi Adapter
- USB TTL Console Cable
- T-cobbler PCB + 2x13 female header
- Laser cut enclosure + hardware
Adafruit IoT Pi Printer Project Pack - Includes Raspberry Pi (7:30)