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Filabot promises to help turn your plastic junk into 3-D printed objects, Wired reports.
Most contemporary printers use plastic filament, available in spools from various suppliers. With Filabo, you can grind up several types of household plastics or even past projects to make new filament lines.
Topics: Nanotech/Materials Science
You have all made my day. I cannot stop laughing .Better than most gag shows.Thank youall.
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Great. All the waste dumps that were filled up during the last quarter century will become valuable real estate. Remember folks, you heard this investment tip here first.
Awesome! We can take plastic trash and use it as raw material to manufacture new plastic trash, in our Transmogrifiers! The Day of Abundance approaches!
I first heard about this project/idea on Kickstarter.
In 1950 there was a prediction that by year 2000 candies would be produced from used underwear…. Not there yet, but we are getting close.
How about we make plastic underwear and then burn them as candles?
That was candies, not candles. Plural form of candy…
Toy out of garbage is big step toward candy from used underwear….
They’ve had edible underwear for years.
If this works properly, it will be huge. Makes me think of Transmetropolitan, where people collect garbage to fuel their makers.
Too bad the “video” is just a slideshow of photos.
Now this is awesome!!! I’ve been wondering if it were possible to utilize all that garbage that people throw out their windows, at the light in front of my shop!( I get ticketed if I don’t clean it up, you have no idea of how many empty bottles of booze people throw out while driving!) another step toward my 3D printing goals!
Oh yeah Bri. What really amazes me is that people in old rusty cars throw out empty Courvasier bottles. If they drank something cheaper, they’d have better cars. I’m always picking this trash up, ‘cuz if I don’t, my dogs will cut their paws. If a bottle doesn’t break the night it’s tossed, the school kids break it on the pavement in the morning.
Now THIS is very cool. With this, we practically have matter rematerializers already. You know, as long as the matter involved is plastic.
Next up, demolecularizing objects with beam energy and reshaping them with beam energy.
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