Fancy building your own low-budget 3D printer for less than $100? If you do then you might be interested in this innovative and unique E-Waste 3D printer that has been built out of recycled electronic components.
The components required to build this E-Waste 3D printer include two standard CD or DVD drives from an old PC together with a floppy disk drive to provide the mechanics for the X, Y and Z axes.
Other components that you may need to purchase to build a 3D printer include an Arduino platform development board together with some panelling to construct the 3D printers outer case.
Don’t expect to print high-resolution object with this functional project, but using 80 percent recycled components stripped out of old computer systems, will definitely provide more information on the technology and hardware required to construct a majority of the 3D printer systems currently on the market.
For full instructions on building your very own E-Waste 3D Printer jump over to the Instructables website, for a full list of all the components you will require together with detailed instructions on exactly how to build it, including details on how the three stepper motors from the disk drives are configured to control the position of the printing head.
Source: InstructablesFiled Under: DIY Projects, Hardware