[backlog] July 31, 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 21:170 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! ]

This month I built a whole new trash printer! The one that I have been using was intended to be a proof of concept, and now that I know it works, it's time to scale up! Being able to print flower vases is cool, but I want to print whole surfboards!

The new version utilizes the 3D-printable "LowRider2" CNC gantry. It took me about 4 days and $10 worth of filament to print all of the parts I needed to build it, and I spent this months budget on the rest of the parts. Here's the breakdown:

Control Board - $127

Non- Printable Parts (Wheels, belts, etc) - $85

Hardware- $24

Bearings and Motors- $45