Never pass up an oportunity to take apart a printer or scanner

I mean, really. If there’s the remote possibility of getting your hands on this sweet-ass NEMA 16, how can you resist?

I got this out of a fancy Canon combo printer/scanner/copier/fax machine thing at the temporary home of Ad Astra Community Laboratories in Topeka.

By the way, NEMA stands for “National Electrical Manufacturers Association” and the number that comesafter NEMA refers to the width of the motor. For example, a NEMA 16 motor is 1.6″ by 1.6″. A NEMA 23 motor is 2.3″ by 2.3″.

The NEMA creates a lot of standards for electrical manufacturing. They’re all very important in one way or another and also very boring.


About teslasmoustache

I am an artist currently pursuing a degree in Fine Arts at a college in the Midwestern United States. My art is heavily influenced by technology and tech-culture. my (future) laser cutter is a work of art as well as a tool that will help me make more art in the future.

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