Tired of an old, clunky printer destroying more paper than it prints? Instructables user laxap helps along a printer aspiring to be a shredder by gutting it and installing an actual shredder. Almost as fun as smashing the thing to bits, like in Office Space.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern ( is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • Spades

    OK, it’s a make. But neither a special nor a clever one.

    Just putting a machine in another’s casing seems arbitrary since there is nothing left of the original functionality. He just could’ve used a TV set or a fridge, that would’ve made as much sense.
    And the thing wouldn’t make an april fool’s prank either since you can’t hook the thing to a computer.

    • Byron Winchell

      Yeah, should look like a scanner or a fax . . . .

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