You don't really need too much for this project some simple tools and hot glue you can probably make this for $0
- Cheap and nasty dead printer
- Torques head screw drivers
- Hot glue
- Soldering iron
- Coffee jar or similar container with a wide mouth
- Jig saw
- A plug pack (maybe)
Ive used a printer with a scanner on top, this is a cheap and nasty thing poorly constructed and cost more to replace the ink cartridges than the printers worth. this one is dead.
You need to strip out all the parts so you just have an empty case. It may require a torques head screw driver.
You also need to get the right type of printer the more expensive ( quality printers ) have steppers motors and are not suitable for this project.
Carefully remove the lid, and top cover and unscrew the larger parts as they come out in units. there is no need to unscrew everything just enough screws to to empty the case of all the major parts.