Sorry about that.scruss wrote:What are you trying to do with it? You may not need CUPS for many applications.
What model do you have? This matters, as some are serial, and some are USB.
I've got it hooked up to a 6xAA battery holder with a 5v UBEC attached. As a last resort last night I did attach it it the 5v pin and ground and something happened because a little bit of paper came out with some gibberish on it when I tried to print something but it also crashed the pi (I assume the power draw was too much) thats when I hooked it back up to the batteries. After that it went back to doing nothing.scruss wrote:Okay, thanks. Where did you get to where it didn't work?
I'm surprised that the nano printer can operate from batteries. The printers use a lot of current. You didn't try to power it from the GPIO 5 V, did you?
fastirq wrote: ↑Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:14 amHi, I am also battling with the Nano Thermal printer. I am trying to build the " Instant Camera using Rasberry Pi and Thermal Printer by P. Burgess.
I bought the Rasberry Pi A3+ but now understand this unit is not compatible with the Nano Thermal Printer TTL ( TX RX) serial!
Anyone have a similar problem?
what is the best Raspberry Pi to use that will work with all the drivers that P. Burgess uses on his " Instant Camera using Thermal printer" project.
https://learn.adafruit.com/instant-came ... stem-setup
I was looking at the Rasberry Pi model A+ but I can't make out if its has wifi on board as I believe this is needed for the initial setup? Or is there another way around this?
Any suggestions greatly appreciated as I am running on a deadline for this Uni project.