July 11, 2014 AT 12:00 pm

Use your Raspberry Pi as a low-cost Google Cloud Print server #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

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Kevin Tofel from GigaOm solves your Google Cloud Print issues by making a Raspberry Pi into a low-cost print server.

One of the biggest gripes I hear about Chrome OS devices is that they offer no support for native printing. I can’t, for example, directly connect a printer to my Chromebooks. The reason: Google introduced Cloud Print for Chrome in 2010 instead of supporting the more traditional methods of printing. I bought an HP ePrint printer a few years ago for this reason: I can print to it from anywhere because it supports Google Cloud Print.

Not everyone wants to buy a new printer, though, which is totally understandable. Would an investment of $35 for a Raspberry Pi and a little elbow-grease be more palatable? You can use the credit card sized Pi as a Google Cloud Print server to enable remote printing to any standard USB printer.

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