Introduction: Tic Tac Toe Machine
Step 1: Stuff You Need
Basically you just need a dead printer and a dead DVD reader. The motor witch works with the cartridges in the printer and the one witch works with the laser in the DVD reader have to be bipolar steppers motors, so be sure of that.
The plastic parts where taken from the plastic of the printer, be sure to find some straight sheets a cut them from there.
Step 2: Electronics
I choose the PIC 16F628A for the micro controller for this project and the L298D as the driver for all the motors, the DC one and the two steppers.
I didn't make a custom PCB, I reused the PCB from a previous ible and completed it with a protoboard, I will upload the files for the custom PCB when I finish it.
Step 3: Base
The cartridge tray of my printer was the only part made of metal and it was pretty easy to took it out.
Once out I removed the cartridges and cut the platform in order to make it flat, here is where the board will rest.
Finally add two pieces of plastic in the borders for stabilization.
Step 4: Board
Step 5: Buttons Dispencer
Step 6: Sensor
The sensor works using the reflection of the Ir light.
While in the "scan mode" if the Ir transistor stops receiving the light it mean that under the sensor there is a black cardboard and that position is recorded.
The Ir receptor comes from an old dead mouse and the led Ir from a remote control.
The green led is there just for confirmation that it is working but is not necessary to use it.
Step 7: Finish
Test that everything works fine and now you have your own tic tac toe playing machine.
Let me know if you find any grammar mistake or need more information in any step.