plastics

Turning an HDPE Milk Jug into a Motor Pulley

Turning an HDPE Milk Jug into a Motor Pulley

Making usable plastic stock from an HDPE milk jug is a lot easier than you might think

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Sea Creatures Inspire Bottle Design

Inspired by diatoms and radiolarians, a new bottle used biomimicry as a basis for its new design.

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Plastic Bags into Plastic Blocks: Revisited

Plastic Bags into Plastic Blocks: Revisited

Join me in my continuing journey to make a solid building material from plastic bags. My latest experiment has potential. How can you add to it?

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Commence Voting for Project Remake

Commence Voting for Project Remake

Voting for Project Remake is now open. Vote the maker you think most deserves to travel to NYC for World Maker Faire, and while you’re at it enter the sweepstakes to win a Nissan LEAF all-electric car!

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Choosing Fasteners for Fused Filament Parts

Choosing Fasteners for Fused Filament Parts

I Heart Robotics is running a cool series of posts testing the merits and failure modes of various types of threaded fasteners in 3D-printed plastic parts. So far they’ve hit wood screws, self-tapping plastic screws, and a special type of melt-in threaded insert for machine screws I’d never seen before. Check it out!

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Re-Blowmolding Turns Pop Bottles Into Piggy Banks

Re-Blowmolding Turns Pop Bottles Into Piggy Banks

[viddler id=1409630 w=580 h=330]   In this video from Core77, designer Taylor McKenzie-Veal uses a toaster, a two-part wooden mold, and a bit of compressed air to turn an empty sports drink bottle into a plastic piggy bank.  So much win.  [via adafruit] This Little Piggy — Taylor McKenzie-Veal Design More:Homemade Blow-Molding Gun

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