The text message printer was an idea to create a new tangible medium for daily communication.
Replacing the screen of a mobile phone by a thermal printer, text messages will no longer be displayed; but printed! Afterward you can rip off the new message and keep it closer to you, pin it or pass it away.
The project involved three major hardware components; an Arduino UNO, GSM Shield and Thermal Printer. The enclosure on the pictures was a single piece made with MDF wood and laser cuter.
This is still an ongoing project, I'm looking into making a smaller and more easily reproducible case to hold the hardware that you could cut and assemble yourself ! If you have some suggestions or ideas, I would love to hear from you.
SMS PRINTER PARTS
- Arduino UNO
- GSM Module SIM900 (ElecFreaks)
- Thermal Printer (Adafruit)
- SIM Card
- MDF wood for the lasered enclosure
Mini Thermal Receipt Printer
GPRS/GSM Module-EFCom Pro
Arduino compatible GSM module (ElecFreaks)