[backlog] - April 30th 2019

A project log for The Trash Printer - Version 3

An open-source, low-cost, large-format 3D printer that can print directly from shredded plastic trash instead of filament

Sam SmithSam Smith 10/07/2022 at 21:130 Comments

[Backlog - This log was adapted from my Patreon, to fill in the details about how this project has developed over the years. Check the link for the full post, and if you appreciate this project, consider supporting it!]

Here's what I did this month:

-Printed my best vase ever at the ReClaim It Earth Day event! (above)

-Put the trash printer on a service cart so that I can move it more easily

-Started building a second (and much improved) print head so that I can try printing with HDPE (#2) in addition to PP (#5)

And here's what I'm working on next:

-Adding a Z-bed to let me print objects taller than 5"

-Building a new version of my extruder to print with HDPE (I sure HDPE so at least)

-Creating a step-by-step build tutorial for the extruder