SGBotic has created a series of Micro:Bit EduFun Mini Project Kits with an aim of making advance devices available to micro:bit inventors. Much efforts have been devoted to designing the MakeCode block packages to remove the complexity of using these devices, making it easier for inventors to incorporate into their projects.
This mini thermal printer is commonly found in cash registers or NETS machines. The printer does not require ink, toner or ribbon to print; it simply thermal print text or number on heat sensitive paper. It is a great add-on to your micro:bit project where you need a hard-copy of the sensor output, or to create a weighting scale, or to build a queuing system for your game stand.
This kit comes with the accessories for the printer including thermal paper, power supply and cables.
A MakeCode block package has been developed to remove the complexity of using this printer in your project.
The projects in the printed guide will guide through the wiring as well as using the MakeCode blocks to print out the micro:bit temperature when button is pressed.
- Thermal printer
- 5V 2.5A USB power supply
- USB to barrel jack cable
- 1 roll of thermal paper
- Printed guide
Take note that Micro:Bit, T-Expansion board and breadboard which are used in the project are not included in this kit. Instead of T-Expansion Board, you can also use any micro:bit breakout board that has SDA/SCL pin (pin 19 and 20). All of these can be separately purchased from sgbotic.com.