Wireless printing on an ePaper 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 macOS 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 next tasks are to increase the performance and remove some minor bugs, which sometimes occur.

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.