05/17/2018
Unifi / Raspberry - Label printer with touchscreen - Campsite
Reason for Installation
Antennas I used for our campsite are 3x 120° Sector and 1x Omni 360, this covers an area of 3 hectares. I put our printer setup at the reception, so every employee can simple print a voucher for our guests with one click and do not have to login or see anything from the unfi controller software or hotspot manager.
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Location
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Description

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Hey, I did a complete w-lan installation on a campsite for my parents. But the hotspot manager that comes with the unifi controller was not very useful and a bit laborious to work with. I wanted a very simple all in one solution like, "Press one button and nothing else" to get a voucher printed and automatically insert the information to the unifi controller, that the guests are able to join the network. I made a little video to introduce my project what I did.

 

HOW TO NOW ON GITHUBhttps://github.com/PaintSplasher/unifi-voucher-service

 

 

Now some pictures how I assembly my parts, I am a big fan to solder all my cables.

 

The Pi-Supply comes in parts, but it is very simple to assembly.

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Needed cables to power the touch and the raspberry

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Raspberry & Pi-Supply and some connected wires for the "on" and "off" buttons4.jpg

 

Tight but fits Man Wink

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Closed back Man Happy

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Hopefully you find my project interesting! If anyone want some more information about the code, the api I used or the software installation, maybe I could write a complete "How to".

 

Greetings

Thorsten

Unifi / Raspberry - Label printer with touchscreen - Campsite

by ‎05-17-2018 10:45 AM - edited ‎05-26-2018 11:19 AM

1.jpg

 

Hey, I did a complete w-lan installation on a campsite for my parents. But the hotspot manager that comes with the unifi controller was not very useful and a bit laborious to work with. I wanted a very simple all in one solution like, "Press one button and nothing else" to get a voucher printed and automatically insert the information to the unifi controller, that the guests are able to join the network. I made a little video to introduce my project what I did.

 

HOW TO NOW ON GITHUBhttps://github.com/PaintSplasher/unifi-voucher-service

 

 

Now some pictures how I assembly my parts, I am a big fan to solder all my cables.

 

The Pi-Supply comes in parts, but it is very simple to assembly.

2.jpg

 

Needed cables to power the touch and the raspberry

3.jpg

 

Raspberry & Pi-Supply and some connected wires for the "on" and "off" buttons4.jpg

 

Tight but fits Man Wink

5.jpg

 

Closed back Man Happy

6.jpg

 

 

Hopefully you find my project interesting! If anyone want some more information about the code, the api I used or the software installation, maybe I could write a complete "How to".

 

Greetings

Thorsten

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Greetings
Thorsten Sass
Comments
by
on ‎05-17-2018 10:54 AM

This is excellent work! What a great way to get vouchers created. I saw another user with a custom built printer for this. Just hit 1 button and boom, a voucher is printed and updated in the controller for use. These are great!

 

I recommend getting some type of documentation setup for this. Others are going to want the same thing with "How-To's for getting it built and running.

by
‎05-17-2018 12:40 PM - edited ‎05-17-2018 12:45 PM

OMG that auto print is incredible!!!!

 

nice job there

 

And yes share it with others :-)   maybe i will run in also my RPi Just for testing in my home

by
on ‎05-17-2018 10:07 PM

DUDE!

 

write the how too! 

 

or better. Make it. I'll buy it!

 

 

by
on ‎05-18-2018 01:22 AM

Nice work!

A Howto would be much appreciated!

by
on ‎05-18-2018 01:33 AM

Very nice! I'm waiting for tutorial :-)

by
on ‎05-18-2018 09:35 AM

Hey, I am happy that you guys like it.

 

I will do write a "How to" but this take some time. And I have to rewrite some

codelines that anybody can easily change the necessary variables.

 

Regards

Thorsten

by
on ‎05-18-2018 12:38 PM

@PaintSplasher

 

Yes i can wait a while :-)    wanna test it

by
on ‎05-18-2018 01:11 PM

What a incredibly build..

 

NICE WORK MAN!

by
on ‎05-19-2018 04:46 AM

Better yet - How about Ubiquiti making a solution for us, similar to this project. :-)

by
on ‎05-19-2018 07:04 PM

This is way awesome! I look forward to the how to.