Monday, April 26, 2010

Printer Take Apart

On Friday I received a printer from my very nice next-door neighbor. Printers are a great source for several electronic parts, namely, motors. I began to take the printer apart and so far have a lot of useful components.

The printer
The printer, in it's half-taken-apart glory!

Motor #1
DC Motor #1

Motor #2
DC Motor #2 and some nice gearing

A nice, toothed belt
A toothed belt and the printer head rails

Keep your screws tidy
Always gotta keep yo screws together

So far, I've only found 2 DC motors (alas, no steppers), but I'm hopeful that there are more motors hidden inside.

More pictures to come!

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