Our goal is to provide enough information to enable people to build low cost 3D printers from electronic waste and also keep potential 3D printers out of land fill.
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I am working with Substation33 (non for profit social enterprise in Brisbane Australia).
We currently provide 3D printers to high schools, do our best to help the disadvantaged here in Brisbane, recycle e-waste, and up-cycle what we can into useful/interesting projects.
We are producing a series of YouTube video tutorials to show people how to build 3D printers from electronic waste.
Currently we are supplying these kits to high schools so the students can learn to build and use them.
The 3D printers were designed to use roller bearings (no linear bearings), making them very acurate and long lasting.
These printers run 8hrs a day printing high quality parts for more printers.
Sub33D v2.07 $65 USD full sized recycled e-waste 3D printer
- New version with improved x-axis motor and idler mounts
- Print area 200W x 200D x 180H
- High accuracy long life 604zz bearing construction (No linear bearings)
- 10mm rods throughout design (stiffer, less vibration)
- Ridged frame design (minimize frame flexing)
- Designed to Utilise recycled printer, PC and general e-waste components from e-waste recyclers
- Utilizes thingiverse extruder components:
Component cost excluding recycled components under $65 USD, purchased components:
- J-Head Hotend, short distance $4.50
- ATMEGA2560 board $5.95
- Ramps 1.4 shield $4.28
- 4 x DRV8825 Stepper Motor Driver $6.20
- Optical Endstop Switch For RAMPS 1.4 $0.68
- 2 x Micro switch - roller leaver $0.80
- 2 x GT2 20 Tooth pulley and 2m GT2 belt $3.85
- 100K ohm NTC 3950 1% Thermistor $0.80
- RAMPS1.4 2004 LCD Display $8.09
- 30 x 604zz bearings $4.23
- Heat bed $6.08
- 0.5kg 3D Printer Filament ABS 1.75mm $8.00
- 100x 2.54mm pitch Dupont connectors $0.76
Threaded rod, small number of screws, Wade Extruder bolt and misc items ~$10.00
Total (inc delivery) $64.22
- Please checkout file "Sub33D price info v2.07.pdf" for links to online components and prices as of 2016-03-20
Main recycled components:
- 8mm acrylic sheets from PC LCD monitors
- 10mm chrome steel rods recovered from office printers
- Nema 17 stepper motors recovered from office printers
- ATX 350W PC power supply
- rubber bushes, heatsinks, fans recovered from office printers and PC's
- Screws recovered from general e-waste
- 16mm laminated particle board base plate recovered from old kitchen cabinet material
- Heatbed glass recovered from office printer
- Wiring recovered from Ethernet LAN cable (multi stranded wire, not solid core) and PC power cords (10A wires)
- Bearings recovered from office printer stepper motors (non Nema type stepper motors)
Built and filmed on location:
- Substation 33 (www.substation33.com.au)
- 31 Mary St, Kingston QLD 4114, Australia
- Ph +61 (07) 3826 1533
Please check out the following Youtube video build sequence play list for detailed build instructions (still under construction):