At the Cleveland VMUG events we will be using a new check-in system. The system consists of a Raspberry Pi, Edimax Wifi adapter and a DYMO thermal label printer to perform wireless iPad check-ins. The setup will sign-in preregistered individuals and capture data from walk-on attendees. Finally, producing a name tag label which is printed wireless to the DYMO LabelWriter 330. This is how it was accomplished!
Most important some sort of already existing Linux knowledge is highly recommended! This (updating + installing) will require a great amount of time since the Raspberry Pi’s processor is low in computational power and low IO through output since the Secure Digital memory card is generally slow. I started with a fresh image of Raspbian. At the time of writing, this tutorial is using version, 2014-09-09-wheezy-raspbian.
Let’s start by installing all the prerequisites libraries and binaries. Please complete the apt-get commands in order to prevent php5 installing apache2 since we are leveraging lighttpd.