When you get a broken ‘not worth fixing’ All-in-One Scanner / Printer / Fax, there is an amazing opportunity within. On the outside, it is a broken office garbage. On the inside, a wealth of supplies for the DIY tinkerer, and you can dispose of the rest in an environmentally friendly way.
Came across a broken Canon MP580 all in one the other day. I could tell that buried deep inside, I would find some awesome motors, and possibly more. After peeling off the layers of plastic, here is what I managed to source out.
A variety of DC motors, 2 Stepper Motors, 1 Solenoid, LCD display, Speaker, Optical Encoders, and a slew of different gears, for tinkering at another time.