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Wireless Printing

Post by jlmccuan » Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:49 pm

Does anyone know if a wireless USB print server would work with Arduino boards? My desk is pretty crowded with a paper printer and two 3dprinters. It would be nice to put them on a workbench across the room without stringing USB cable across the floor. I think there is a pretty short limit on USB cable transmission, too.

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Re: Wireless Printing

Post by mvansomeren » Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:22 pm

I think I remember seeing a thread of someone connecting a Raspberry Pi to the Max and using it to connect wirelessly to his PC...
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Re: Wireless Printing

Post by jdurand » Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:28 pm

I have a laptop on a shelf tied into two 3D printers by USB. One printer is via a 30 foot USB booster cable that runs up, along the shelf, over a door, then over to the printer.

The laptop connect to our network with WiFi and I use UltraVNC to talk to it.
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Re: Wireless Printing

Post by bubbasnow » Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:42 pm

35 dollar raspberry pi and a 10 dollar pi wireless adapter will get you printing wireless

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Re: Wireless Printing

Post by KAS » Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:52 pm

I use Google cloud print to print from my phone/work computer to my home printer and google drive. You can run it from Windows, Mac, or Linux. Even a Raspberry Pi can run chromium and act as a cloud print server.

Might be worth a try.


https://www.google.com/cloudprint#printers
https://support.google.com/a/answer/6106126
https://support.google.com/a/answer/2906017

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Re: Wireless Printing

Post by CRPerryJr » Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:14 pm

Would something like this work? I have an ElectricIMP laying around I haven't found a use for yet.

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