Printing ASCII Art with an Arduino and a Vintage Printer via @MLE_online




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Printing ASCII Art with an Arduino and a Vintage Printer

I found a vintage Diconix ink jet printer for $4 at the thrift store. Let’s print ASCII art with it, using an Arduino nano, and a few odds and ends!

Did you know that before computers, ASCII art was known as typewriter art, and it dates back to at least 1867? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASCII_art

Also up on Diode Zone! https://diode.zone/videos/watch/56a13e6e-5df0-4acb-9d76-887fca5c47ca

Get the code here: https://github.com/emilyvelasco/printer2/blob/master/printwizard2000.ino

Wiring diagram here: https://github.com/emilyvelasco/printer2/blob/master/printer%20wiring%20diagram.jpg

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