I’m building a paper feeder that I will use in my shop in variuous ways so that I can do other things than feed my machines with papers.
I’ve looked at several videos and projects and decided to try to hack a printers feeding device which I bought cheaply.
I’m using the tutourial project 09 in the arduino book, with some modification.
All I really need is to hack into the printers motor and make it move forward a couple of seconds and then revese for a few second and repeat.
However I’m not sure what I need. I have the standard components in the arudino beginner box and a power supply: Mean Well 5V 10 A.
I got the motor going but it just move and doesnt respond to my code which is move 2 sec, rest 4 sec.
Also the transistor (mosfit?) and the diode got really hot, and somewhat started to emit a faint smoke.
I haven’t got to the bit where it going to reverse in the code.
So my problems:
How to make the DC motor strong enough to feed the paper.
How to connect the circut whit the right components.
How to reverse the motor?
Can I use the printers power supply in some way? its at 24 V 0.63A.
If you have ideas, good guides/ tutourials in mind.
Here are some pictures as requested:
Image of Code:
Image of printer and Arduino (sorry for the mess)
Image of the circuit (from the textbook Project 09. DC motor is the printer.
Thanks for all the help in advance.