Doter is a huge dot matrix printer based on Arduino. Most of the parts are 3D printed, there are also 28BYJ48 stepper motors (the cheapest stepper motors you can find) and some basic components, th...Read More…
Doter is a huge dot matrix printer based on Arduino. Most of the parts are 3D printed, there are also 28BYJ48 stepper motors (the cheapest stepper motors you can find) and some basic components, there is also PCB that you can buy right here. It can print on the paper up to 55cm wide and infinity long. You can see what I made with it on the images above.
Because I love making! I bought parts to make my own 3D printer with 28BYJ48 motors but it turns out that they are too slow to make 3D printer with them so I decided to switch to something else, and here I come up with an idea for Doter. You can read more about that in a documentation on Instructables.
Size, mainly but also the project itself there are not a lot of dot matrix printers made with Arduino, I don't know why they are so cool. With my printer, you can print on the paper up to 55cm wide and infinity long! Roll of paper from Ikea is great for that (45cm x 30m, yes meters) you can make some cool posters or whatever else you want.
But this PCB is not only for this project, I already started working on an EggBot with same cheap motors and same PCB! So you can use it almost anywhere you want, you can even make a robot with this PCB :)
This listing is for the PCB only.
Here is what else you will need to solder on this PCB:
Expect those components you will also need some 3D printed parts and other stuff, all of that can be found in the documentation.
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My name is Nikodem Bartnik. I am maker so I like making things, making everything, but mainly electronics, robots, programs (applications, games and robots soft) for some time I also play with 3D printing. Everything that I made is public on the internet, on my youtube channel and on instructables. I recently set up Facebook fanpage so if you want to be up to date with what I am doing, or just support my work, go there and push that like button. If you are searching for more pro info about me check out my LinkedIn profile.
Project that I am most proud of is drone made from scratch by me, literally everything in this project is made by me. It was a huge challenge for me, but I like challenges, I am addicted to them :) Ludwik (that’s the name of my drone) won 3 prizes in international contests, 2 in Poland and a lot of people like this project a lot, huge thanks to them!
FollowBot it’s a robot that follows red objects i.e. ball. It do it by android app that I write (yes, I also program in java, sorry) it recognize red objects and drive to robot to be in same distance from the object. Sounds simple? Nothing more wrong! As with the drone, huge huge challenge for me, but I didn’t give up, only weak people are giving up!
All of my construction together won 10 contests 7 from that was international. They were published on famous sites like Make Magazine, Adafruit, Atmel Makers, Arduino.cc. On instructables I have 872 000 views and on my youtube channel 338 000 views.
I am really creative person (sometimes even too much), hard working (sometimes even too much) and obstinate (It's probably even good). I definitely have more ideas than time to realize them all, even though I work almost all the time. My todo list already has 4 pages.