myprint.utk.edu is UTK's website that allows you to print too many of the printers on campus through a web interface. However choosing which printer to print to has a flaw, you have to know what the printers name is. Often I find myself running late to class with a lab report that needs to be printed out, but I don't have the time to run 20 minutes too and from the library. My web project solves that problem.
What it does
My website I built solves the problem of knowing where printers are and what they are named. The website centers a google map on the users' location and loads custom markers on where every live printer is allowing the user to find the closest printer. Clicking on the icon renders more information about the printers name, make and model. It also shows information about if the printer can print color or black and white.
How I built it
Challenges I ran into
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
What I learned
What's next for UTK Prints
The rules do not allow projects to rely on UTK resources, so I have made the printer list into a localized file. In the future, however, i would like to make it so that UtkPrints would pull the list of devices from UTK so that users would have access to the most updated and current list of printers.