NEW PRODUCT – Adafruit IoT Printer Project Pack “Internet of Things” printer
NEW PRODUCT – Adafruit IoT Printer Project Pack “Internet of Things” printer. Build an “Internet of Things” connected mini printer that will do your bidding! This is a fun weekend project that comes with a beautiful laser cut case. Once assembled, the little printer connects to Ethernet to get Internet data for printing onto 2 1/4″ wide receipt paper. The example sketch we’ve written will connect to 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! Once you’ve gotten that working, you can of course easily adapt our sketch to customize the printer.
The project is not very difficult but does require some light soldering, so you’ll want to have a little experience with a soldering iron. You’ll also need a small flathead screwdriver to assemble the box. It’s also best if you’ve had a little Arduino experience so you can feel comfortable downloading the IDE and uploading our example sketch.
This pack does not contain an Arduino+Arduino Ethernet Shield, Arduino Ethernet or Ethernet cable To complete the project you will need to add either an Arduino + Ethernet Shieldor an Arduino UNO Ethernet. If you’re using an Arduino UNO Ethernet you will also need an FTDI friend or FTDI cable to upload the sketch. A plain straight-thru Ethernet cable is also required (any length)
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Great job guys! Phil does it again! Now to make the @ pulse different colors for different people.. 🙂 This is on my wish list.
it’s like a ybox(2) with the output device as paper tape instead of CRT – love it!
Still want one of these printers with a cutting blade 🙁
Could you sell the enclosure/hardware on its own for those of us who already bought the printer?
(btw when are you going to fix your resistor sliders to work in Chrome?)
@davidc – we might have a pack later for folks with just the printer.
re: resistor sliders, we use chrome on multiple systems and it works great (using it now). can you send a note via the contact form so we can see if there’s anything we need to fix? [update: davidc emailed, it was a chrome add-on sync issue not our captcha]
With only 50′ of paper it seems like it will run out very often. Any hacks to allow a bigger roll yet?
hey @hugh! we’ve been using it a lot and we get tons of tweets, so far so good. about 2″ per tweet that’s over 300 for a roll.
If your BPA levels are getting low, perhaps handling the paper from this printer will give you a fix.
@drone – we specially say BPA-free.
Thank you Adafruit for BPA-free paper! I read that. The fact it is 50 feet and thought “Damn, Ladyada does a better job for us”. Sparkfun’s IS NOT BPA FREE. SFE customer service didn’t answer 4 weeks! They’ve been selling it over a year!