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March 13, 2015 AT 12:00 am

Pi-Print: build a cheap bluetooth printer for ugly prints #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

Pi-Print: build a cheap bluetooth printer for ugly prints

Quite often during parties, people could use their phone to take not-always-very-artistic pictures. Let’s make a printer these photographs deserve.

Send an image file with bluetooth, and print it!

Mainly inspired by the [ch00f] PrintSnap Instant Camera.
http://ch00ftech.com/2014/12/17/printsnap-instant-camera/
and the Polatherm Instant Camera.
http://dkia.at/en/projekte/Polatherm

DETAILS

When I saw the Instant camera of [ch00f], I was amazed by the cheap thermal printer. I like the Raspberry Pi, I already use it for another project. It have a serial port, and even an optional camera module.

But wait, we all (nearly) have a camera on our phone, with Bluetooth. Why not make a cheap Bluetooth thermal printer !

Read more.


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  1. Thanks a lot for quoting !

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