The cult classic Little Printer is back #IoT #InternetOfThings
Via Fast Company: a new, open-source app is bringing Berg’s popular product back to life.
What is the Little Printer?
In 2012, we were all still figuring the internet of things out. And while most of the tech world was asking if our toasters could connect to the cloud, a London studio called Berg released a particularly adorable take on the future: the Little Printer. It was a receipt printer that could print weather reports, messages, or schedules, quickly and at a very low cost. It effectively brought digital information into the real world–and it also had a super-cute printed face to boot.
Berg shuttered in 2014 and the ability to use the Little Printer without their service was very technical.
Not only can that app get your Little Printer working again without any hacks needed, it has new capabilities–including allowing anyone to messaging directly to Little Printers (friends can get a Little Printer’s unique address through sharable codes), and the option to dither print photos from your phone (dithering is in 1-bit black and white resolution).
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
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