Congratulations to Lynne P., winner of the Project Remake contest! Presented by Schick, makers were asked to submit projects that created fascinating remade wonders from everyday objects and components. After a couple rounds of voting, Lynne eventually won the most number of votes from the public for her diesel engine converted to run off waste vegetable oil. For her combination of readymade materials and homemade energy, Lynne wins a MakerBot Replicator and an expenses-paid trip to exhibit her project at the 3rd annual World Maker Faire in NYC this September! Powered by one of the more popular alterna-fuels, Lynne writes about her project,
It turns a regular diesel car into a waste vegetable oil burning vehicle. My husband and I take the oil after being used at local restaurants and burn it in our vehicles. This not only saves the oil from being trucked off Cape Cod (where we live) but it helps us and some local friends lessen our dependence on foreign oil.
Lynne’s vehicle will join a bevy of other Maker Faire projects whose focus is sustainability and alternative energy. So get your early bird tickets now, and see you there. Next up: powering a MakerBot Replicator with energy generated by waste veggie oil to print parts needed to make engine conversion kits. Ahhh now that’s meta!