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September 13, 2007

Homemade Parallax Propeller Flatbed Printer

at 11:21 am. Filed under Computer Hacks, Electronic Hacks

 

This DIY flatbed printer uses the new Parallax Propeller chip as the brains, this new microcontroller is very powerful and has many uses.

“First step towards a homemade 3D printer. This is the insides of an HP1360, the paper feed encoder is being used to drive a stepper motor to move the gantry. The encoder is decoded and divided by a parallax propeller microcontroller that also detects the paper feed and ignores other paper feed motor rotations. The gantry is moved by a cable drive to be replaced by a belt.”