Here’s my setup of the termal tweeter, fully inspired by @dangerousprototypes. What it does? It actually prints tweets from twitter!
This project is hacked together from a standard Epson receipt printer, and stuff I found in my drawer.
- Epson TM-T88IV Thermal Printer (RS232 interface)
- FEZ Panda II with FEZ Connect Shield
- MAX232 serial IC
- and some code written in .NET Micro Framework
Why is this particular printer fun? It operates without a personal computer, tablet, iphone or whatever. It’s just hooked up with power and a network cable. A few extra components and it will print my twitter timeline wireless too.
Code is in beta right now, will need some minor improvements. Will give it to anyone interested.