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Making a custom Receipt Printer

Discussion in 'Microcontrollers, Programming and IoT' started by Martyn Ball, Jan 16, 2016.

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  1. Martyn Ball

    Martyn Ball

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    Hey, I want to make a custom receipt printer for my mates company, it needs to be as small as possible! I have found a company which will 3D print my housing, but for now I want to see how the electronics would work.

    I have found this Thermal Mini Printer which I can use for the printer itself: https://www.adafruit.com/product/2752

    However they also sell the guts of the printer separately if that would be easier: https://www.adafruit.com/products/2753

    Now what is the best Micro Controller to get this working? I was thinking a Raspberry Pi board, however will this printer connect to this board?
    The program would be pretty simple, press certain buttons to print out different text :)

    This is probably going to be very ambitious project, but I wouldn't mind giving it a try. Thanks guys.
     
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    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    1. Buy a receipt printer.
    2. Place it in a custom housing.

    Note that step 2 is optional.
     
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