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How to Build Selfmade Printers and Plotters

Do you want to make a custom printer or plotter? Here is a collection of guides for homemade devices. If you have written a guide yourself (or if you know of a report not linked here), please submit a new entry.

N.N. [external link]A crude 1-pin dot matrix 'printer' hack, made from Fischer-Technik(TM).
N.N. [external link]How to build a custom made plotter with Fischer-Technik(TM).
Scribbler [external link]A homemade orthogonal plotter. The plotter executes the discrete motor commands to create a line drawing using a pen, pencil, or whatever medium you can attach to it with a zip-tie.
Etch A Sketch [external link]Computerized Etch A Sketch(tm). Adding two stepper motors and attaching them to a parallel port.
3D chocolate printer made from LEGO(tm) [external link]Using lego and a few custom components a 3D printer for chocolate is possible.

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