• Research

  • 22.Feb.12
  • Farevalue Final Prototype
  • This past summer we were really busy prototyping a smart, enhanced store value card capable of powering up an e-paper display, for a socially-focused urban planning company called Urbanscale. This is the final working prototype we engineered and fabricated together with our engineer wizard collaborator Todd Bailey and was meant as a feels-like, looks-like, works-like […]

  • Tracking

  • 05.Nov.10
  • GROUND Lab Lion Tshirts!
  • Our GROUND Lab T-shirts in 100% organic cotton are now ready for anyone who wants one! They can be made in lots of different colors and sizes. The T-shirts have the GROUND Lab logo on the back and the lion and penguin logo on the side. We hope you like them as much as we […]

  • Field Work

  • 29.Jan.11
  • GROUND Lab in Tanzania
  • In January of 2011 GROUND Lab traveled to Tanzania to visit the island of Zanzibar and to assess network coverage on the island and mostly on mainland where the lions migrate to, after they leave Kenya. While in Zanzibar we ran tests to collect GPS data from that area using different cell carriers in Tanzania. […]

  • Past Projects

  • 04.Nov.09
  • Device X v 0.3
  • We have been really busy and excited at the Lab because we are now finishing the first full version of the prototype for the mobile health device for health clinics in Uganda in partnership with UNICEF. New prototype. New prototype on, example of a menu screen with ATM style buttons. This version, finally includes all […]

  • Papers & Talks

  • 07.Jan.11
  • GROUND Lab on OpenSource.com Part 3
  • OpenSource.com, a wonderful online resource for everything open source related, asked us to share our thoughts about how the open source approach influences and affects our business model. In the third part of this analysis Justin shares his thoughts on how open source can be successfully applied to many fields such as wildlife conservation and […]

  • Media & Press

  • 20.Feb.11
  • GROUND Lab on the Arduino Blog
  • Thanks a whole lot to our friends at Arduino for posting about GROUND Lab’s recent trip to Kenya and Tanzania to test their latest development in the open source lion tracking collar project. One of the tests involved using an Arduino Mega board to test out the GPRS connectivity and speed of local cell-phone networks. […]

Mobile Printer prints Web content

One of the things the mobile printing device needs to be able to handle is opening socket GPRS connections in order to travel to specified URLs and Website addresses and downloading their content to be printed in real time. The device can be programmed to ‘call home’ or better download content from a ‘home URL’ […]

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One of the things the mobile printing device needs to be able to handle is opening socket GPRS connections in order to travel to specified URLs and Website addresses and downloading their content to be printed in real time. The device can be programmed to ‘call home’ or better download content from a ‘home URL’ at any given time interval or it can print Web content via GPRS any time it received a text message that reads “U” + a URL. Where the indicator U triggers the mobile printer into opening data connections and “Going to visit URL” as shown in the following demo video.

This is a picture of the text contained at the URL we passed in our text message U www.groundlab.cc/UtilTest/getThis.html

Mobile Printer prints content of Web page on thermal paper

The content of the URL could be anything, from school attendances, to weather information, to GPS locations to full medical records and inventory updates.

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