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Marc Ermshaus


Microprinter project

Published on 9 Feb 2009. Tagged with programming, arduino, microprocessor, tomtaylor, microprinter.

Tom Taylor's micoprinter project is just one more reason to buy an Arduino board.

The microprinter is an experiment in physical activity streams and notification, using a repurposed receipt printer connected to the web.


The printer connects to the web using an Arduino and Ethernet Shield. The software on the Arduino makes an HTTP request to the message queue every ten seconds, and if there's a non-blank response, it prints it.