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$65 3D printer made from e-waste

Sub33D v2.07 $65 full sized recycled e-waste 3D printer. Designed to Utilise recycled printer, PC and general e-waste components. Component cost excluding recycled components under $65 USD. Print area 200W x 200D x 180H. 10mm rod design. Ridged frame design. Long life 604zz bearing construction.

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Please check out video: check out the following Youtube video build sequence play list for detailed build instructions (still under construction): 

Materials and methods

Component cost excluding recycled components under $65 USD, purchased components:

- J-Head Hotend, short distance $4.50
- ATMEGA2560 board $5.95
- Ramps 1.4 shield $4.28
- 4 x DRV8825 Stepper Motor Driver $6.20
- Optical Endstop Switch For RAMPS 1.4 $0.68
- 2 x Micro switch - roller leaver $0.80
- 2 x GT2 20 Tooth pulley and 2m GT2 belt $3.85
- 100K ohm NTC 3950 1% Thermistor $0.80
- RAMPS1.4 2004 LCD Display $8.09
- 30 x 604zz bearings $4.23
- Heat bed $6.08
- 0.5kg 3D Printer Filament ABS 1.75mm $8.00
- 100x 2.54mm pitch Dupont connectors $0.76
- Threaded rod, small number of screws, Wade Extruder bolt and misc items ~$10.00

- Total (inc delivery) $64.22

- Please checkout file "Sub33D price info v2.07.pdf" for links to online components and prices as of 2016-03-20

Main recycled components:

- 8mm acrylic sheets from PC LCD monitors
- 10mm chrome steel rods recovered from office printers
- Nema 17 stepper motors recovered from office printers
- ATX 350W PC power supply
- rubber bushes, heatsinks, fans recovered from office printers and PC's
- Screws recovered from general e-waste
- 16mm laminated particle board base plate recovered from old kitchen cabinet material
- Heatbed glass recovered from office printer
- Wiring recovered from Ethernet LAN cable (multi stranded wire, not solid core) and PC power cords (10A wires)
- Bearings recovered from office printer stepper motors (non Nema type stepper motors)



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Nice design, fits well here!

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