Good News Everyone: Typewriter fully functional.

After many hours of work, my typewriter is now fully functional and printing your tweets. Check it out at http://lepetiteprintshop.com/

At the time of writing this, it actually already printed 68 tweets from all over the world.

However, since this is a project that will probably never be 100% done, here are my upcoming optimization tasks:

  • For whatever reason the USB WiFi dongle on the raspberry pi burnt. Replace to have ultimate mobile experience.
  • Streaming through my phone is not optimal. Best setup would be using a USB webcam driven by the raspberry pi which could stream up to a service that is capable of many viewers (sound / almost realtime)
  • Newlines are now done by me pushing a button, since I need to change the paper and be in power of the roller that brings in the paper for that. This should be optional and make the new lines by itself.
  • Endless paper is needed and attached to the cartridge to actually be fully automated.

Any thoughts on this / hints for streaming, please leave me a comment.

 

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