Biggabot is our Trash Printer, a 3D printer we put together that uses shredded plastic as feedstock.
It was built using the leftover frame from our expanded Shapeoko CNC machine, with a Filastruder plastic extruder mounted onto it, and using parts from the local hardware store, scraps from old photocopy machines, and a few parts from Amazon to get it working.
Currently it is still in development, but we've had the most success in printing small, single-walled round objects using polypropylene (PP). We've also tested it with high density polyethylene (HDPE) and found that the warping of the plastic as it cools is a big challenge.
- Controller board
- Keyestudio Ks0089 MKS BaseV1.2
- Experimental notes
- Firmware with mods
- Filastruder docs
- OnShape model of plastic feeder
- NEMA 17 to 23 adapter plate