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In the neighborhood where maker Clayton McIntire lives, number 5 plastics are more difficult to recycle than other plastics. Not wanting to throw away a food jar in the garbage, as well as realizing the hexagon shape had a useful geometry, and in need of a way to keep puddle-splashes off his back, he combined all of those concerns into one and built this rear fender for his bicycle. Riveted together the fender appears to be made of scales, giving the fender an elegant shape, curving over the back wheel. And holding the fender to the bicycle’s rear dropout is a salvaged coat hanger – all clever methods to re-purpose would-be landfill items.

Do you reclaim materials? Upcycle components into your projects? Submit your idea to the Project Remake Contestdeadline is TODAY, 11:59PM EST. Your project could win you one of FIVE MakerBot Replicators up for grabs. And one of those 5 winners will win an expenses-paid trip to NYC in September to exhibit their project at World Maker Faire!


Calling all remakers, upcyclers, found object artists, and refuse miracle makers! Win a MakerBot Replicator and a trip to World Maker Faire in NYC! Submit your idea to Project Remake, presented by Schick.

Nick Normal

I’m an artist & maker. A lifelong biblioholic, and advocate for all-things geekathon. Home is Long Island City, Queens, which I consider the greatest place on Earth. 5-year former Resident of Flux Factory, co-organizer for World Maker Faire (NYC), and blogger all over the net. Howdy!


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