So there you have it. This was a fairly simple and fun build-out to do. It was a fair bit cheaper than buying an "industrial" solution, and operates very well. There are also more things you could do to extend this project. You might build it to print the pages, and directly feed them back into the shredder, for instance. This might not be as useful, but it could be loads of fun! This is especially good for TPS reports.
All things considered, the cost for this solution was about right, and way less than the out-of-the-box solution. We built something useful that operates quite well, we had fun in the process and our friend Mike is eternally grateful to us for solving his dilemma.
Jared Bouck's other DIY projects can be found on his site .
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