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Tongo’s WoeLab Has Produced Over 20 3D Printers Made From E-Waste

Seven years after Afate Gnikou, an inventor working in a Tongolese maker space created Africa’s first 3D printer from e-waste, the piqued interest in this innovative construction led to the…

E-Waste Microfactory Turns Waste into 3D Printer Filament

Many people struggle with trying to be good environmental stewards – while not being hoarders at the same time. I’ve been guilty of holding on to things that I should…

Locals Find Work at Australian Recycling Center Turning E-Waste into 3D Printers

For a couple of years, my husband had what I jokingly referred to as a “computer graveyard” in the basement of our house. Our old college computers were down there,…

West African WoeLab is Creating 3D Printers and Robots From E-Waste

In February, we reported on a unique 3D printer that came out of the Buni Hub maker space, which is located in Tanzania, the coastal country in the eastern part of…

Tanzanian Students at Buni Hub Build Africa’s First E-Waste 3D Printer

The African country of Tanzania is an eastern and coastal country, and its economic efforts at becoming more technologically savvy always seems to be compared to those in neighboring Kenya. But…

Turning E-Waste into 3D Printers with Retr3d

While we call it e-waste, the 2.3 million tons of computers, cell phones, consumer electronics and televisions that we throw away every year is not trash. In fact, each electronic…

Maker Shows Us How to Build Our Own E-Waste 3D Printer Using Trashed Technology

As many of us pound out blogs, emails, and various communications on the keys of our electronics, many of them laptops or PCs with double and sometimes even triple monitors,…

3D Printers in Tanzania to be Developed with E-Waste, Thanks to Finnish Government

The Finns are supporting a project in Tanzania aimed at spurring hardware development businesses starting this year, and the project implemented through Tanzania Science and Technology (TANZICT) is focusing on…

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WASP’s Dual House 3D Printers Build Innovative Eco-Habitat in Italy

Pioneering Italian 3D printer manufacturer WASP (World’s Advanced Saving Project) completed the printing phase of its sustainable living project TECLA, an innovative eco-habitat, circular housing model created entirely with reusable…

Eco-Friendly 3D Printing Using an Ecostruder, Recycled E-Waste and Solar Power

Electronic devices are a part of daily life for people across the world – laptops, smart phones, tablets, fitness bands, etc. They’re wonderful to have for many reasons, but none…

Teenage Maker Builds Closed Loop 3D Printer for Just €10

There have been many homemade and DIY 3D printers – even 3D printers made from a dot matrix printer, e-waste and recycled components – but I think the 3D printer constructed by…

Kuunda 3D Travels Tanzania with an Ultimaker 2 Go 3D Printer, Teaching Rural Villagers and Testing Solar 3D Printing

We’re used to hearing about amazing technology coming out of developed countries with plenty of resources. There’s no shortage in the United States, for example, of the research facilities, materials,…

KLAKS 3D: University Students in Ghana Build 3D Printer from Electronic Waste in Two Weeks

In February, we told you about the East African Buni Hub maker lab, and the Tanzanian students who built Africa’s first e-waste 3D printer. Following in their footsteps, a 22-year-old from…

ScrapRap, The $50 DIY 3D Printer Made From Electronic Scraps

While 3D printers have plummeted in price and ramped up in features over the course of the last year, a determined DIY builder can put one together for around $100…

Dumpster-Diving DIYer Uses Salvaged Wi-Fi Router to Control His 3D Printer

When Floridian Matt Defenthaler bought a home 3D printer, he went with a kit rather than purchasing a fully assembled one. He ordered his Makerfarm i3v printer (I’m pretty sure…

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