3D Printed Mini-Printer Enables Obsession With Lists

When going about a busy day, a hard copy listing all your tasks helps if you aren’t inclined to pull up a notepad — or whatever app you use — on your phone each time; doubly so if you want to pin it up in one place to refer to. Besides, using a full sheet of paper for a few items is impractical — and wasteful. To that end, [Jed Hodson] has concocted a mini printer for all your listing needs.

[Hodson] designed and 3D printed the case, making the files available for download and instructions on how to assemble it. Being an IoT device, the printer uses a Photon board to connect to the Internet, wherein Microsoft Flow is used to liaise between the Adafruit printer and Wunderlist — the list app [Hodson]’s chosen for this project.

Mini Printer Internals[Hodson]’s included the full code he used for this printer, as well as a few detailed tips to ensure anyone building their own ends up with a working printer.

If you’re looking for a mini-3D printer, we’ve got you covered on that too.

8 thoughts on “3D Printed Mini-Printer Enables Obsession With Lists

  1. Having worked in the IT field for over a decade 2d printers are my worst enemy. However, I am wondering if I can fit this into my K-9’s head so he can do the ticker tape from early Doctor Who…

  2. “Besides, using a full sheet of paper for a few items is impractical — and wasteful. To that end, [Jed Hodson] has concocted a mini printer for all your listing needs.”

    I’ve been thinking a cheap E-ink tablet with touch, mounted on the fridge might work.

    1. I take a sheet of A4 (usually recycled, with printing on one side) and fold it and tear it into 8 pieces, then I write my list on one of the pieces. Very practical, and not wasteful.

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