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May 12, 2014 AT 10:30 am

SMS printer will print out your texts #internetofthings


Sami wrote in about his great project that he posted on Hackaday. Very cool!

The text message printer was an idea to create a new tangible medium for daily communication.

Replacing the screen of a mobile phone by a thermal printer, text messages will no longer be displayed; but printed! Afterward you can rip off the new message and keep it closer to you, pin it or pass it away.

The project involved three major hardware components; an Arduino UNO, GSM Shield and Thermal Printer. The enclosure on the pictures was a single piece made with MDF wood and laser cutter.

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