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After seeing the Networked Thermal Printer tutorial posted by Adafruit: https://learn.adafruit.com/networked-thermal-printer-using-cups-and-raspberry-pi
I realized that I may have found an excellent use for my Raspberry Pi Zero. I purchased the Mini Thermal Printer and followed the tutorial to set up the Raspberry Pi side with no problems. Then I cut a small section of the case out to make room for the micro-usb slot through which to connect the USB->Wifi dongle using a tiny adapter from Adafruit. Some electrical tape was placed over the printer circuitry to protect from accidental shorts and some double-stick tape on top of that was used to mount the Pi. I then drilled a 15/32″ hole in an appropriate place on the box. It took a bit of wiggling and careful wire routing to make the printer case snap back shut, but it came together well in the end.
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