Introduction: Cardboard Wifi Color Printer

Build your own wireless color printer! The printer uses inexpensive felt tip markers and is capable of thousands of pages per year.

Step 1: Create Printer


  • cardboard
  • scissors
  • duct tape
  • tablet with wifi
  • paper
  • flashlights
  • colored pens

Build it:

  1. Assemble box with duct tape and scissors. It should be big enough for a small person.
  2. Make a door in one end of the box.
  3. Make holes in the box for flashlights and colored pens.
  4. Make a slot for the paper.
  5. Make hole for tablet charger.
  6. Stock the box with paper, pens, and flashlights.

Step 2: How to Use the Printer

  1. Put small person in the box.
  2. Email picture to the small person.
  3. Small person puts piece of paper on top of tablet and traces image.
  4. Small person slides the piece of paper through the slot on the top of the box.
  5. Collect your print.

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In this example the printer is being used to enlarge an image.

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