My first Raspberry Pi project
So I am building a Deliveroo / Seamless type competitor on a small budget and I need to have label printers in restaurants that print out the orders.
After some research I opted for using the Google Cloudprint service as it has a clean api and means I can just give the Cloudprint id of any printer and I can monitor status from a distance etc.
So how to get label printers connected up and which printer to use? Not sure yet. I am really surprised by the lack of good off the shelf solutions for this. So I need a printer and a print server box since most of the cheap label printers don’t have this built in. There is one print server box that supports cloudprint but it is 150$ and not even wifi.
Clearly I am going to have to mess around with some raspberry Pi’s to build my own print server. The new version 3 came out last week and has wifi built in so it should be simple. Wish me luck!