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February 6, 2008

Ping Pong Ball Inkjet Printer

at 5:21 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, Cool Gadgets, Crazy Hacks, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks


So we have all thought about making a custom Ping Pong Ball Printer right? Well maybe not, but this is one cool project. A hopper holds a bunch of balls, one is removed and spun in front of a Parallax Inkjet Printer. The printer sprays text onto the ball as the ball continues to rotate. This is just one section of a larger project called the Ponginator. If you read Nuts and Volts you can read all about the Ping Pong Ball Printer in the current February issue.


"The PingPongPrinter prototype by Vern Graner and Rick Abbott. Uses the Parallax Serial Inkjet print head kit and the EFX-TEK Prop-2 board. Prints text on Ping Pong Balls. The printed balls are used as "ammo" for the PONGINATOR! :)"