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January 17, 2011

Printing my Twitter feed (Citizen CBM-1000 receipt printer)

The following is a fantastic example of why sometimes, it’s too easy to buy things on eBay…

I didn’t realise until I saw it, but my life had always been missing the ability to print receipts. Several days later, my Citizen CBM-1000 receipt printer arrived.

With no actual ideas for what to use it for, I decided to do the standard geeky thing and used Twitter as a data source.

I coded something quickly in VB6 (because that’s what I happened to have close to hand, and it always makes my day job seem so much more enjoyable after using it and realising that I don’t ever have to.)

Next steps: Make it talk to my Arduino, find something useful for it to do