InkShield: open Open source inkjet shield for Arduino

Nicholas C. Lewis is developing an interesting Kickstarter project known as the InkShield.

This shield allows you to connect a HP C6602 inkjet cartridge to your Arduino turning it into a 96dpi print platform. It only uses 5 pins which can be jumper selected to avoid other shields. It is designed with a Arduino Mega footprint but fully supports both the Arduino and the Arduino Mega. It is designed with all through-hole components to make assembly easy even for beginners.

The project is mostly funded and it looks like Nicholas has done a lot of work on this design, including an on-board 18.5V boost converter for the Inkjet head. He states that all hardware and software code will be released when the initial production run is completed.

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  1. tinito says:

    It would be nice to add a couple of mice sensors to print pixels ad the right rate when moving on paper..

  2. Rohit de Sa says:

    I’d love to see someone use pigment-based ink coupled with an X-Y positioning system to directly print the etch resist for DIY PCBs

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