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gluegunfabber.jpgNo plans or how-to yet, but check out this homemade 3D printer “I’ve constructed a prototype turntable from Meccano that automatically lowers itself up to 60mm, currently at 0.75mm per revolution though this can be changed. This is intended for use in experiments in continuously extruding recycled HDPE…Recent fabrications include a 18mm high 19mm diameter cylinder with 0.85mm walls, and a 13mm high 43mm diameter cylinder with 1.75mm walls. Each layer is 0.25mm thick. It’s fascinating to watch in the same way as a potter is, at work on their wheel“. [Via Worldchanging] Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. snoboy says:

    I want to know more, anyone got a link to a more detailed site, or know what terms to search under?

  2. adamcpennington says:

    I have also been looking for the least expensive to obtain a 3d printer. The cheapest price i have found so far is the three grand range. Cheap for what it is, but much to expensive for my pocket.

    1. scarabeetle101 says:,+Fasteners+%26+Production+Equipment&tier2=PCB+Equipment&tier3=Accessories&tier4=3-axis+machine&moduleno=34752&catref=13-0760

      use this with a glue gun and solenoid rather than a drill, write your own software and voila. Even if you’re in the USA the cost of shipping it there will be under $500, let alone a few thousand.