Sommige projecten zijn zo cool, dat we het niet kunnen laten, dit te herpubliceren op ons blog.
Deze 3D printer gemaakt van Ikea tafels is er zo één van. Voor ons zou dit een leuke uitbereiding zijn van ons arsenaal. Dus wij daan de uitdaging aan.
A 3D printer made out of a table? While we’ve never seen much additive manufacturing potential in our furniture, nor eaten dinner off an Ultimaker 2, Wayne Mason-Drust’s unusual hack turns a symbol of 21st century chic into a machine of 21st century capabilities, making it a project well worth trying…knock on wood. Parts for the stylish DIY machine can be bought for less than $395, and the entire building process has been reduced to 25 simple steps.
A few years ago, Mason-Drust, an auto mechanic, found himself encountering the same problem time and time again: he would have to replace expensive car headlights, despite there being only minor damage to their internal parts—a broken lug, for example. The problem was one of acquisition: when even the tiniest of connective components would break, the mechanic would often have no way of sourcing a replacement part, meaning the whole headlight would have to be replaced. By chance, Mason-Drust came across a YouTube video of a MakerBot 3D printer, and realized that by 3D printing the replacement car parts, he could save his customers a lot of money.
The mechanic purchased a BFB (Bits from Bytes) 3D printer, which he learnt to use over time, eventually commandeering it to create spare parts for his customers’ cars. Being a tinkerer, however, Mason-Drust wanted to build his own 3D printer; one with a heated chamber and print bed. He did so, but soon decided that he should make another 3D printer that other people could also build.