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September 30, 2016 AT 2:00 pm

Thermal Polaroid Camera – How to build a PolaPi #piday #Raspberrypi #Raspberry_Pi

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Thermal printers are incredibly handy things to have for computer hackers. They’re small and very cheap to run, making them ideal for portable projects, like this DIY Thermal Instant Camera called “Polapi”.

Polaroids, and other instant cameras, are back in fashion again. While we all snap pics on our phones, it’s great fun to print out a photo of friends on the spot.

The cute option is the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8, beloved of Japanese tourists. But it’s £60 for the camera, and £15 for 10 sheets (making each photo cost a whopping £1.50).

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Mini Thermal Receipt Printer: Add a mini printer to any microcontroller project with this very cute thermal printer. Thermal printers are also known as receipt printers, they’re what you get when you go to the ATM or grocery store. Now you can embed a little printer of your own into an enclosure. This printer is ideal for interfacing with a microcontroller, you simply need a 3.3V-5V TTL serial output from your microcontroller to print text, barcodes, bitmap graphics, even a QR code! Read more.


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Adafruit PiTFT – 320×240 2.8″ TFT+Touchscreen for Raspberry Pi: Is this not the cutest little display for the Raspberry Pi? It features a 2.8″ display with 320×240 16-bit color pixels and a resistive touch overlay. The plate uses the high speed SPI interface on the Pi and can use the mini display as a console, X window port, displaying images or video etc. Best of all it plugs right in on top! Read more.


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