Wireless printing on an E-Paper display

Status: ongoing

Runtime: 2017 -

Participants: Laurin Muth, Andreas Schmid

Keywords: CUPS, LPD, printing, e-Ink

Goal

By using the native print function with CUPS (macOS, Linux), a document should be sent to a 10.2” e-Ink display as fast as possible.

Status

At the moment, the software running on a Raspberry Pi with CUPS simulates an LPD network printer, which converts the document and sends it via WIFI to an ESP8266 (Wemos R1 D2) with an 10.2” e-Ink display. The basic functions are all implemented and the next step is to increase performance.

Background

Current approaches use awkward or time-consuming solutions like proprietary software or snycing files via cloud services. These problems should be solved now by this project.

Publications

Nothing.

Resources

https://github.com/Lyniat/Dumb-e-Paper
https://www.cups.org
https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1179

News / Blog

Nothing.