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Inkjet Printer to Manual Plotter- Plotting Lines Controlled by a Joystick!

This article is updated every week, with new ongoing developments in the project. 

If you like to open up old electronic appliances to see what's inside, and salvage a few useful components, this article is for you. In this article, we are going to learn about the basic idea involved in converting an inkjet printer into a plotter.

Project overview- There's next to no difference between the mechanism of movement in inkjet printer and a RC Car. So you don't need any prior experience in Arduino.
Here's what the project looks and works like, so far-

As every printer does not contain the exact same setup of components inside, we'll be talking about the general idea of what is to be done.

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