HP Deskjet 600c
This inkjet printer is manufactured by Hewlett Packard, and is used to transpose displayed digital data onto a physical medium.
How It Prints
The computer sends a data stream to the printer through a serial, or usb cable. The control unit inside the printer deciphers the data and instructs the mechanical components to act accordingly. The following is an illustrated outline of the mechanical aspect.
1) Paper is advanced into position by the rubber rollers, which are powered by a stepper motor.
2) Another stepper motor, undocks the printer carriage. The dock is used to secure the carriage, and to keep the printer head clean.
3) The printer carriage is operated by a drive belt, which is powered by a third stepper motor.
4) The printer cartridge applies ink onto the paper according to the instructions supplied by the CPU through the copper contacts.
The table belows lists the components for the HP Deskjet 600c printer:
|Part #||Part Name||Category||Function||Material||Picture|
|1||Paper Tray||Structural Component||Holds Paper that is to be loaded in place||Plastic|
|2||Printer Housing||Structural Component||Protects internal components from the environment||Plastic|
|3||Large Stepper Motor||Input||Provides motion to the paper feeder mechanism||Metal casing, copper wire, magnet, gear|
|4||Docking Station Motor||Input||Controls the motion of the docking station||Metal casing, copper wire, magnet, gear|
|5||Printer Cartridge Holder and Rail||Output||Slides the Printer head along the railing from left to right||Plastic housing and metal rail|
|6||Paper Feed Gears||Transmission||Takes the input from the feed motor and controls the feeding of the paper||One plastic gear and one metal gear|
|7||CPU and Power Source||Input||Controls the entire printer and modulates the power input||Silicon, lead, copper, resistors, capacitors|
|8||Paper Ejector and Advancer Mechanism||Motion Conversion||Lowers the black bar so paper ejects cleanly, and raises bottom tray||Plastic|
|9||Print Head Motor||Input||Provides motion to print head||Metal case, copper wire, magnet, gear|
|10||Docking Station||Motion Conversion / Structural||Cleans and houses printer head when not printing||Plastic|
Computer Rendered Components
Drive Belt System
Paper Advancing Rollers
Cool Animated Videos
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Animated Printer Carriage
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Animated Paper Feed Mechanism