Finished project: Printer version 1

A lego mindstorms printer is a project I have been trying to make for a long time but with no success, but this time it worked! 🙂 It was a combination of better mechanism for moving the pen up and down(a liner actuator. I will feature this mechanism more in this week’s tip or trick.) and it also having a guide for the pen to keep  it from moving unnecessarily. This printer works like a normal printer in that the pen moves left and right and the paper moves forwards and backwards the pen also moves up and down. The printer prints paper 4 1/4 inches wide and a unlimited length long. The printer uses a felt tip marker for drawing because it is the most pressure sensitive. Right now I have it programmed to draw a rectangle but in later versionsI will programme it more complex shapes and maybe letters. Here is some pictures and a video:

Here is the program file to make the printer print a rectangle:


Also I hope to post the LDD file for this project soon.


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