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More adventures in thermal printing

I’ve been rediscovering my old Sparkfun serial thermal till roll printer, the one I used for my Little Box of Poems, a connected IoT printer, printing from the BBC micro:bit and other projects. These printers are great fun and can … Continue reading

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Connecting a thermal printer to a BBC microbit

UPDATE – I have tidied up the code a lot and put a demo program on Github for you to enjoy – prints out a demo page like the one below: I have a Sparkfun thermal till-roll printer which I … Continue reading

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Weather forecast on a RaspberryPi printer – now with added Pi

Here’s how I get the weather printed on my RaspberryPi-powered GoFreeRange internet printer every morning at 6AM. Overview I made a GoFreeRange printer using a RaspberryPi instead of an Arduino. I signed up for IFTTT and got it to send … Continue reading

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Daily weather forecast on my little internet printer

Rain, of course I want the weather forecast waiting for me on my little Raspberry Pi-powered internet printer in the morning. I tried signing up for the Printer Weather forecast app but it never worked – maybe it’s not running … Continue reading

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Adding an LED to the internet printer

Sometimes I’m not sure if my little Raspberry Pi-powered GoFreeRange internet printer is actually working or not – the Raspberry Pi is hidden inside the box, and you can’t usually see the onboard LEDs. Today I thought my printer had … Continue reading

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