James Adam, one of the "unicorn-riding horsemen of the awesomepocalypse" from Go Free Range, has accidentally developed Printer, an open-source kit for Internet-connected thermal printers. Think Bergcloud's Little Printer but for serious nerds.
In a nutshell, I've accidentally built a software system that makes it easy for YOU to:
- build your own small internet-connected printers,
- produce customised content for them, and
- share that content with other people who also have small internet-connected printers.
I'm ready to share, and I'd like you to get involved, and I will explain how at the bottom of this post. But before that -- if you can stand to wait -- indulge me in some introspection.
I am often asked "why are you doing this printing stuff?" or "what is this all for?". These are good questions. I struggle to answer them. The truth is: I don't really know why. I wish I could tell you. I can't even really justify it. There may be no practical purpose for this.
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