March 02, 2015

The Arduino-powered "Thinking Man" that prints Internet thoughts

And now for something different comes the "Thinking Man" that prints thoughts from the Internet. No, the Internet isn't thinking on its own (well, perhaps not just yet) but instead this project takes posts from a reddit page and prints them using an inexpensive thermal printer.

The system uses an Arduino that has WiFi access thanks to an ESP8266 SoC module, which then grabs a post from reddit when turned on - and sends it to the printer. Although this can be thought of as a somewhat irrelevant project - it's actually quite a good example of how to scrape data from a website and capture it for local output.

For more details including the Arduino sketchm, visit Dylan Rush's website.

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Velvet said:

That’s a subtle way of thikning about it.

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