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May 10, 2013 AT 9:41 am

Start Your Day with the Adafruit Internet of Things Printer

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Over on Google+, Alan McNeil shared his current IoT Printer project.

Made my Adafruit Internet of things printer print up essential info for the day: sunrise, sunset, weather forecast with wind chill, any task due today at my Remember the Milk list, and a fortune.

It fetches the info about 30m before I usually get up. Helps get me back in sync with the planet after dreamtime.

Going to refine the forecast software a bit more and then post the code.

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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 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. We have example python code for a few different printouts including a daily weather 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

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