A kit for building an "invisible" interface between Game Boy Camera and ESC/POS compatible printers with RS232 interface.Designed by xx0x in Czechia
Due to the covid situation and quarantine here in Czech Rep., all orders will be shipped 25th March or later. Thank you for understanding. What is it? gbpxl stands for Game Boy Printer XL. It's a s...Read More…
Due to the covid situation and quarantine here in Czech Rep., all orders will be shipped 25th March or later. Thank you for understanding.
gbpxl stands for Game Boy Printer XL. It's a small device, which plugs directly into a point-of-sale printer and which simulates the original Game Boy Printer. Originally intended for Epson TM-T88 family, but after adding various modes, it should be now compatible with most of ESC/POS thermal printers with RS232 serial interface, with support for both 80mm and 58mm sizes. The list of tested printers and DIP switch settings for each printer are available at project's GitHub repository. The code is completely open source, so any suggestions or improvements are welcome.
The kit contains all necessary parts for building gbpxl, including custom PCB, preprogrammed ATmega4809, power cable and Game Boy link cable (small connector variant). The schematic/BOM are available at project's GitHub repository. You can update the code via provided UPDI interface pins.
See the kit build instructions for more information and parts list.
I made it because the prints from the original printer are just too small and low quality, and the paper for it is not sold anymore. And there are lot of cheap older thermal printers laying around, which are great for this project. There have been some solutions for copying the images from GB Camera to PC, but as far as I know, nobody has made this kind of all-in-one solution for connecting GB Camera to a POS printer.
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