A 3D Printer Made From Scrap

By on October 13th, 2013 in printer

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Normally when you embark on building a DIY 3D printer you’d search online shops for the best and least expensive components. Bring them together with the right plan and you’ll soon have an operating 3D printer. 
But that’s not exactly what Kodjo Afate Gnikou did. He went to the dump. Specifically, he searched through piles of e-waste to find leftover components to find “rails and belts from old scanners, the case of a discarded desktop computer and even bits of a diskette drive”
With that and USD$100 worth of new bits that could not be found in the dump, Gnikou was able to make a working 3D printer. 
What’s hiding in your dump?

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!