love your projects. Congrats on the results for your graduation. They are earned by all means.
I redirected your movie to several people and they all respond the same way. I’m a volunteer in a Fablab in Alkmaar De Kaasfabriek and we all agree we need to build your row of machines. A lot of the materials and parts we have already, tools, welding equipment, knowledge of electronics, arduino’s, PID’s one way or the other, from peaking into it until experts. The only thing we lack is time at the moment:-)
– Is it possible to rent or lent your machines, for an event, a week or even month’s to show it to our volunteers, FablabManagers, public and guests or workshops. We can take care of transport, insurance or whatever suits you well? I think I can convince people to interact, put in their expertise to produce whatever they can to build the parts we need easier if confronted with the stuff in real life.
-Somewhere in your story, you needed a stronger motor for one of your machines. Maybe I can provide you with a stronger or even geared motor. These ones are refurbished or new and never used. We could build it in for you if you want. After you approve the mod of course:-)
– You tell us actually with your research, only 10% of the Dutch collected plastics are recycled. While already collected, separated, shred, bagged and stored. I find that really disturbing. Maybe we should bring your machines to all of the 33 Fablabs in Holland to reach and teach more of us in recycling an outstanding material. At the moment most of us want to shred and extrude to get our hands on cheap filament, while in most cases it fails because it is almost impossible to get as close to 2,85mm as it needs for Ultimaker-like printers. (without flaws) without the extended lengths of cooling and transport systems the pro’s use. Your ideas extend these possibility’s.
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