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(New page: I acquired an InkShield from this [http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1908026860/inkshield-an-open-source-inkjet-shield-for-arduino Kickstarter]. My goal for this project is to have a sma...)
 
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[[Image:Inkshield001b.jpg|none|thumb|200px|InkShield PCB]]
 
[[Image:Inkshield001b.jpg|none|thumb|200px|InkShield PCB]]
  
== Layout ==
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== Build ==
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So this worked out pretty nice, the code reads 5 button values from the free analog input 5. Just holding the button down repeats the messages printed. You can see that different font widths can be achieved by moving the print head faster or slower.
  
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{|
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| [[Image:Inkshield002.jpg|none|thumb|200px|InkShield in enclosure]]
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| [[Image:Inkshield003.jpg|none|thumb|200px|InkShield underside]]
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| [[Image:Inkshield004.jpg|none|thumb|300px|Preset messages]]
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== Code ==
 
== Code ==
I am banging together the inkshield sample code with OneAnalogPin5switches code. To update the messages printed I intend to write a new sketch to the arduino with new values for the buttons. One could write a serial menu interface to store messages in flash, but that is way down the road. Code will be posted once it's working.
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I banged together the inkshield sample code with OneAnalogPin5switches code. To update the messages printed I update the sketch and re-burn to the arduino. One could write a serial menu interface to store messages in flash, but that is way down the road. I've got some cleanup to do on the code, I'll post it after some cleanup. If you are impatient email me (dosman [at] bloominglabs [dot[ org).

Revision as of 22:49, 2 December 2011

I acquired an InkShield from this Kickstarter. My goal for this project is to have a smallish enclosure to contain the system and buttons on the top which allow different messages to be printed.

InkShield PCB

Build

So this worked out pretty nice, the code reads 5 button values from the free analog input 5. Just holding the button down repeats the messages printed. You can see that different font widths can be achieved by moving the print head faster or slower.

InkShield in enclosure
InkShield underside
Preset messages

Code

I banged together the inkshield sample code with OneAnalogPin5switches code. To update the messages printed I update the sketch and re-burn to the arduino. One could write a serial menu interface to store messages in flash, but that is way down the road. I've got some cleanup to do on the code, I'll post it after some cleanup. If you are impatient email me (dosman [at] bloominglabs [dot[ org).

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