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It seems like receipt printers are quite prominent as hacking targets lately. aside from the wasted paper, they cooler than ordinary old blinking LEDs as well as we’d picture there’s a ton of them floating around available as advances in innovation have prompted retailers to trade in the bulky dinosaurs for slimmer thermal printers. [Philip Hayton] chosen up this Epson design at some type of devices sale as well as set to work figuring out exactly how to manage it.

This system is addressed via a parallel interface. After assessing the pinout as well as browsing a bit for protocol info [Philip] hooked up his Arduino as well as printed out a fitting very first message that reads: “Hello World”. He’s got a few techniques you can discover from when trying to talk to hardware with which you are not well acquainted.

Need a reason to go out as well as discover your own receipt printer? inspect out this paper-based gaming system for some inspiration. now establish your own paper recycling configuration as well as we can data this under ‘green hacks‘.

[Thanks Andy]

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