Thursday, September 15, 2011

Rebirth of obsolete Inkjet printers into 3D printers


This is an experiment in creating a 3D RepRap Mendel based printer, by recycling the motors, pulleys, gears and hardware from an obsolete Epson Photo Stylus printer. There are two stepper motors inside that can be used. A 3D printer would need 4 motors. So I'm looking to use two printers. Now two inkjet printers destined for a waste facility will get new life as a 3D printer.

I'd appreciate any suggestions.