Mini Thermal Printer from Adafruit

in Arduino, tutorials by the machinegeek | 1 comment

If you need a hardcopy compact printer for your next MCU project, check out Adafruit’s Mini Thermal Receipt Printer Starter Pack. This device takes TTL serial data at 19200 baud and prints out data and images. The starter pack lists for $61.95 and includes 50′ of thermal printer paper, a 5V 2A power supply and adapter plug.

They also have a handy tutorial on interfacing this printer with an Arduino. The tutorial page includes links to the Arduino Thermal Library and a helpful LCD Bitmap converter.

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  1. johnbrav says:

    I saw a 3-D printer project I loved a couple days ago. I’m not the only one coveting this printer. This project was funded in a crazy-fast 45 minutes! And it’s not backed by chump change. We are talking $157K in five days, against an initial goal of $25K. The higher level backers get a fully-assembled and calibrated 3-D printer out of the project.

    Having a 3-D printer in every home is now getting one step closer to reality, thanks to the people who invested in this project.

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