If you have an old broken inkjet printer you may be interested in a project published by Mason Stooksbury which transforms the old casing into an all-in-one PC complete with full-size keyboard and 14 inch LCD display. “The Comprinter is an odd side-project where I put an old Dell Inspiron 1440 laptop inside an old, nonfunctioning Kodak esp3.2 inkjet printer”
“This 12.5 hour adventure started when I had the random idea of putting a laptop inside of an inkjet printer chassis. I have no idea what sparked this idea, but the thought of going somewhere public, plugging some headphones into a printer, and continuing about my business while people stared at me in confusion (maybe wonder?) was too good to pass up.
To begin, a friend of mine had a bunch of old laptops he didn’t want so I got a few of those and I knew one would be given a new home. As for the printer, another friend of mine had gotten an old, non-functional printer from his grandfather that he only wanted the parts out of. After offering to gut it for free and give him the parts, I was able to keep the shell of the printer to use for the project.”
Components used in the build include :
– Dual-Core Intel Pentium T4400 / 2.2 GHz CPU
– 6 GB of DDR2 RAM
– 500 GB HDD
– 14″ LCD display
– Intel GMA 4500MHD graphics
– Integrated Intel audio with Cyber Acoustics external speakers (mounted inside)
– 100-key Bluetooth keyboard
– 9 USB ports
– 1 VGA out port
– BT/WiFi capability (802.11b/g)
– Audio out and Microphone in
– Sleek and covert design
For more images on the bill jump over to the official gallery located here. For more details on the build complete with instructions on how to build your very own jump over to the creators Google document page.
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