18 years ago
I recently recovered five working stepper motors out a printer and a scanner
when my company scrapped a lot of old hardware. As well I managed to recover
a number of shafts gears and two more motors out of two scsi hard disks.
It's amazing how much can be recovered out these old machines which
otherwise will be destroyed? Not even properly recycled? Also I don't think
that new printers or scanners use more advanced motors? Where you can
recover them from old hardware at zero (or close to nothing) cost.
I was now wondering if anyone can point me to a "hack" guide on controlling
these type of motors an or reusing various parts out computers (floppy/hdd),
scanners, printers etc.? As far I found this link (a bit outdated)
I plan on building a page/site on recycling/reusing these parts.