InkShield

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I just launched the debut project, Wrapduino – a wire wrap Arduino clone, from my new company, Nerd Creation Lab, on Ingiegogo. I hope you check it out and are able support it.

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What is an 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 an Arduino Mega footprint but fully supports both the Arduino and the Arduino Mega. It uses all through-hole components to make assembly easy even for beginners.

Features

  • Compatible with Arduino and Arduino Mega
  • Uses only 5 user selectable pins
  • Stackable (up to 11 Inkshields on Ardunio, 15 on Mega)
  • On-board 18.5V boost converter for Inkjet head
  • Accepts 9-12V input via optional power connector or from the Vin of the Arduino
  • Auxiliary input header offers support for other microcontrollers
  • Auxiliary output header supports an extension cable to the inkjet head
  • Power and Pulse activity LEDs
  • ISCP header and Reset button
  • All through-hole components

Current Status of the InkShield

I just completed a Kickstarter project to gather funds for the initial production run of 250 of these shields.  Once I have finished assembling the Kickstarter rewards I will set-up a location to buy additional shields.

Release Information

All source code is open source and is being released here:
https://github.com/NicholasCLewis/InkShield
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:11907

Licenses

Creative Commons License
The InkShield hardware design is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license.
CC-GNU LGPL
The InkShield Arduino libraries are licensed under the CC-GNU LGPL.