IoT Printer Kit Power Issue?
I just put together the IoT Printer kit from adafruit - neat little setup! I'm having what I think is a power issue with it though - or maybe my Arduino is acting up or something...
I followed all the instructions to the letter, and loaded the Gutenbird sketch, and it connects to twitter and searches for @myusername and does all its hoopajoops, and when it finds a tweet and goes to print, I get a continuous loop of printing the person's username, the arduino resetting, the program restarting, printing the person's username, the arduino resetting, the program restarting, etc, etc, ad infinitum until i turn it off. The printer will feed to the next line at the beginning of the tweet, but It looks like a power issue to me, like when the printer starts printing, the arduino doesn't have enough power and is just resetting...
When I do a print test (hold the little printer button and turn on the unit's power) it prints its little character map thing like it should, in its entirety, so the printer itself looks just fine.
Is the 5v 2A adapter that comes with the kit really enough power for the Uno + the eth shield + the printer? I don't think it's a faulty power adapter, I had another 5v 2A adapter from another project, and I used that to similar results.
I should also mention that I set up an instance of newsinternational's IoT Assistant software and tried running that as an alternative to Gutenbird to see if it was just some kind of software weirdness (highly unlikely I know), and got the same result...first line of text, then reset.
Anyone have a similar experience or can shed a little light on this for me?