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.
Tiny OTG Adapter – USB Micro to USB: This super slim, super tiny, and super cute Micro-B to USB on-the-go adapter is so slim, tiny, and cute that we’d pinch its cheeks if it was big enough to have cheeks. At just ~15.5mm long, ~11.3mm wide, and ~2mm, this really is the tiniest little adapter we’ve probably ever seen. Read more.
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