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Use Little Printers to explain common items about DoES #1171

amcewen opened this issue Jul 6, 2019 · 1 comment


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commented Jul 6, 2019

I have two Berg Little Printers sat on my desk (there's a third, my original one but that has a fault with its thermal printer and prints thick black lines over everything :sad) generously donated by Chris Heathcote and Frankie Roberto.

I think it would be good to set them up somewhere prominent in the Events Space and the main room, with a sign showing this list with a row of arcade buttons next to them.

"Let me tell you about...

  • DoES Liverpool (gives prices, website details, WiFi password, etc.)
  • What happened last week (prints out the most recent weeknotes)
  • What events are happening soon (prints a calendar of the next month of events)

Pressing the arcade button would make the printer print out a short receipt-paper blurb relating to the button pressed.

If anyone wants to help out then shout - there'll be some web design work; some python programming; some electronics/Arduino/ESPx programming; and a bit of physical design and installation to do...


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commented Jul 6, 2019

I've forked the Sirius backend and got it up and running on a Raspberry Pi. That'll show up as sirius.local, and you can start the Flask server by running honcho start in /home/pi/sirius.

Next step will be to switch to one of the Pi Zeros I've got lying around and then dig out the Little Printer Bridge and point that at the Sirius install.

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