Well, I`ve found this http://dmt195.wordpress.com/2009/01/...d-l293d-chips/ now, so next step is find an old printer!
I joined this forum to see if anyone knows how a drive a printer or scanner motor directly.
Kind of like this "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhDOJzZ_juU&feature=channel_page"]YouTube - Printer Hack with Joystick (scary version) but from a computer.
The idea is to use this to build an automated disc selector device where the carriage moves along and then a solenoid or motor pops up the required CD from its holding slot.
I`ve spent some time searching the internet, and the youtube clip is the closest thing to what I want to do.
Thanks for your help.
First - Welcome aboard!
Second - Congradulations -- the computer driven disk selector - sounds like an updated JUKEBOX -- is that the plan??
When you find a printer and start the build - please share your progress!
Cheers - Jim
Experience is the BEST Teacher. Is that why it usually arrives in a shower of sparks, flash of light, loud bang, a cloud of smoke, AND -- a BILL to pay? You usually get it -- just after you need it.