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by gl82uk
Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: pipsta and cups
Replies: 6
Views: 1841

Re: pipsta and cups

hmm that maybe tricky to implement but i will try this is the latest version http://imgur.com/LtnOJ3g it's getting better no? maybe hit the customer details with another line brake and bold the order total any advice on what to look for regarding python and thermal on a 80mm would be great. im half ...
by gl82uk
Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: pipsta and cups
Replies: 6
Views: 1841

Re: pipsta and cups

So I've bypassed Google cloud. For now. And I've written a python script that collects a new order email from mail server. It strips it into plain text and prints it out with text wrap function. I'm kinda happy with it. Don't get me wrong the headers need spacing out and customer info below needs ne...
by gl82uk
Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: pipsta and cups
Replies: 6
Views: 1841

Re: pipsta and cups

good news I've been sent the beta cups driver it works fine and is picked up by cups... also python scripts work great with the device as well, bar codes and text and even textwrap scripts all working fine Chromium plays well with it as well and it is detected as a google cloud printer. My smartphon...
by gl82uk
Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Simple Thermal Printers
Replies: 13
Views: 5921

Re: Simple Thermal Printers

any links to downloading the Catex POS5890U cups driver ?
by gl82uk
Sat Jul 02, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: pipsta and cups
Replies: 6
Views: 1841

pipsta and cups

hi so ive installed and added pipsta printer to my raspberry pi b+ 3 ive used the terminal with python to send basic print lines as detailed in here Since I've gone to cups as I want to add this as a printer in cups server. The cups page doesn't pick up the usb device at all. I've followed these gui...
by gl82uk
Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Accessing localhost
Replies: 2
Views: 1598

Re: Accessing localhost

update this only happens from chromium broser ephinay is okay
by gl82uk
Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Accessing localhost
Replies: 2
Views: 1598

Accessing localhost

hi i know this is wierd and probably a simple security setting to change to enable but I am having the following issue. I have on my router a windows machine and a raspberry pi both connected to the router both with full internet access. When I enter my routers local ip http://192.168.1.1 in the add...
by gl82uk
Fri Jul 01, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: TightVNCServer
Replies: 6
Views: 1902

Re: TightVNCServer

okay thanks guys so that is all the vnc stuff explained and makes sense thank you so much for your help Regarding the pi jesse software connector available on github, i just can't seem to identify if the refresh session token is being applied it makes sense that if it is to work as a software connec...
by gl82uk
Fri Jul 01, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: TightVNCServer
Replies: 6
Views: 1902

Re: TightVNCServer

thanks for that i will look at the software I'm using from portforward to see if I can have the software change the port it opens on the router. As I'm working with various routers the software is a god send I'd like to think a secure 8 character password would be good enough if it uses special cha...
by gl82uk
Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: TightVNCServer
Replies: 6
Views: 1902

Re: TightVNCServer

hey not sure why I've never really asked a question about the development of google software connector. I did ask a question but I didn't reply as its locked I think i need to keep them within this thread. Not trying to upset or offend anyone just researching. Basically as I'm sure most people are a...
by gl82uk
Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Gcp software connector
Replies: 1
Views: 857

Gcp software connector

I've been looking at setting up a pi and local printer to act as a Google cloud printer. Currently it works fine. On boot up i have chrome auto load and it retains its login session. This therefore means it's printer is online and a document can be sent to the pi remotely to be printed. This even th...
by gl82uk
Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Simplicity
Replies: 3
Views: 908

Simplicity

It seems strange to me how some problems can have more then one solution whilst one is simple and one by comparision complex... For instance look at this problem. Wanting VNC server to run on startup of the pie. I looked at this first tutorial https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-raspberry-pi-lesson-...
by gl82uk
Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Simple Thermal Printers
Replies: 13
Views: 5921

Re: Simple Thermal Printers

Thanks for your informative replies Yes your right thingverse does have amongst 100's of designs the one from adafruit. Learnt a lot over recent days doing research. I learnt that particular thermal printer requires soldering to the pins and I've studied the pin out map. A week ago I didn't even rea...
by gl82uk
Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: TightVNCServer
Replies: 6
Views: 1902

TightVNCServer

Hi guys I've got an isntance of tightvncserver running fine on my pi and i can connect to the pi (host) via my andriod app (client) just fine locally. When behind the router. My next challenge is to obtain access remotely. Now I know from a security point of view SSH tunnelling is best initially the...
by gl82uk
Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Setting up VNC
Replies: 2
Views: 896

Setting up VNC

Hi guys ive setup vnc server on the pi it seems okay. And I can connect to it via my andriod phone when going through my router locally. I have setup port forwarding on my router, and I have added it on ports 5901 as advised on the official page to allow me to access my pi remotely. I've installed t...
by gl82uk
Tue Jun 28, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: STICKY: Jessie (now defunct and replaced with Stretch) Q&A
Replies: 396
Views: 249600

Re: Jessie Q&A

hey guys

is the chromium still supported in jessie ?

as I'm having issues installig it on the raspbian jessie
by gl82uk
Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Simple Thermal Printers
Replies: 13
Views: 5921

Re: Simple Thermal Printers

I guess I know what i need to do now. I'm going to be using the same thermal printer used in the ardafruit project. In there project they have 1 power supply. I know the new pi 3 model has an upgraded 5v 2.5amp power supply so I assume this will be enough to power both the pi and printer. My next jo...
by gl82uk
Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which printer gives better performance
Replies: 2
Views: 738

Which printer gives better performance

hi guys

there is 2 thermal printers on the market for the pi

but with quite a large price difference, one is the ardafruit model and one is the pipsta

is this down to branding or is one genuinely better equipment ?
by gl82uk
Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: cases
Replies: 4
Views: 1000

Re: cases

i can't find a link to the case itself on the site are you sure it is still available?
by gl82uk
Mon Jun 27, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: cases
Replies: 4
Views: 1000

cases

hi on this page at adarafruit https://learn.adafruit.com/pi-thermal-printer/case-1 it has a nice case to encompass a pie and a printer all in one box is there any where that offers these cases or can anyone recommend where to buy them from? Finally I was looking at http://www.pipsta.co.uk/ and the c...
by gl82uk
Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Simple Thermal Printers
Replies: 13
Views: 5921

Re: Simple Thermal Printers

In my spare time I have thought this through and I came to the same conclusion. It is worth spending more and on the correct hardware. I am 4 years in business now and I have had to learn this over and over again. The pipsta is designed to work for commercial use as well like the ap1400 model The on...
by gl82uk
Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Simple Thermal Printers
Replies: 13
Views: 5921

Simple Thermal Printers

Okay guys I'm going to keep this as simple as possible. I've had a discussion on the forum already about various other aspects of my project but this i want to keep laser focused on one question and that is about 1 thermal printer device. I want a thermal printer that works with Raspberry Pi 3. I am...
by gl82uk
Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:59 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: can I use jessie instead of wheezy for OS?
Replies: 12
Views: 3369

Re: can I use jessie instead of wheezy for OS?

okay guys so thank you so for for your feedback, i feel ive learnt a fair amount in the last 72 hours. Such as linux having various architectures. So I've found a thermal printer that is designed for the pi and available from rs components from talking to them today you can see it at Pipsta Raspberr...
by gl82uk
Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: can I use jessie instead of wheezy for OS?
Replies: 12
Views: 3369

Re: can I use jessie instead of wheezy for OS?

Thank you for your feedback.

Is there any UK retailers for the fruit thermal printers then that are compatible with pi.

I'm based in uk ordering from us isn't ideal
by gl82uk
Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: can I use jessie instead of wheezy for OS?
Replies: 12
Views: 3369

Re: can I use jessie instead of wheezy for OS?

I will but there shut right down

I've a feeling this will work though as it states it works with Linux. And has broad compatability with strong reviews

https://goo.gl/5v1D0e

Is it a fair assumption that if it supports Linux it will support cups and therefore raspberry pi raspian os ?

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