One of the biggest gripes I hear about Chrome OS devices is that they offer no support for native printing. I can’t, for example, directly connect a printer to my Chromebooks. The reason: Google introduced Cloud Print for Chrome in 2010 instead of supporting the more traditional methods of printing. I bought an HP ePrint printer a few years ago for this reason: I can print to it from anywhere because it supports Google Cloud Print.
Not everyone wants to buy a new printer, though, which is totally understandable. Would an investment of $35 for a Raspberry Pi and a little elbow-grease be more palatable? You can use the credit card sized Pi as a Google Cloud Print server to enable remote printing to any standard USB printer.
Each Friday is PiDay here at Adafruit! Be sure to check out our posts, tutorials and new Raspberry Pi related products. Adafruit has the largest and best selection of Raspberry Pi accessories and all the code & tutorials to get you up and running in no time!
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.