The purpose of this instructable is to build an "ideas printer". I transformed an old broken HP deskjet 400 in both a container and a workplace to solder, glue, cut and build my projects.
I want also to hide tools when not used.


Step 1: Materials

- old printer
- hot glue
- screwdriver
- soap
- multimeter
- solder
- tools you want to store in the printer
- breadboard
- copper wires
now all i need is a printer... (glances at his brand new lexmark x2650)
i have 6 old jetprinters....i can send u one...:)
 a lot of people keep the old ones unused in boxes.Try asking to friends
hey i found the printer in the storage room! hp deskjet 350 (i think) blue, small, and it has a removable paper tray. i think i might add a 5v and 12v power supply using a 22v adapter.
i think i have one in the storage room somewhere. one thing you could do is use a cold cathode light from a scanner as a worklight, and mount it just behind the front of the printer's casing
i'll definitely do it when I destroy my old scanner for building a CNC thing :)<br /> <br /> Do you know how many volts need these lights? <br />
I have one that needs 15v@1.5a, they don't document the requirements, so i recommend using a adjustable regulator circuit to test the inverter.<br />
yeah. i tried testing my inverter by hooking it up to a regular psu, little did i know it was malfunctioning and the inverter started smoking. then, as i was putting it away, one of the wires broke off of the cathode tube
I think that the same can be done with the printer's <a href="http://www.eco-inkjets.com/shop-by-cartridge-laser-toner.html" rel="nofollow">toner cartridges</a>. It would act like a small portable tool storage place. But am i no t sure that will be good or niot as i have never worked on it <br />
great idea!<br />
thanks :)<br />
pretty usefull, i will do one for me when i find an old printer in the junkyard

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