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Slideshow: The 5 Coolest 3D-Printed Things
11/1/2013

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3D Printer Built From Scrap
This item wasn't made using a 3D printer, but it will help those in less fortunate countries. Kodjo Afate Grikou, a 33-year-old in the African naiton of Togo, used his imagination, talent, and ambition to create the first 3D printer built entirely out of e-waste and scrap metal. He funded his project on the European social funding website ulule this year. The W.Afate project received more than $5,500. The printer cost him only about $100 to build. He hopes members of his community will print things like basic kitchen wares that aren't relatively available in West Africa. He also hopes that the printer will give young people hope and help answer the question 'Why is Africa always lagging behind when it comes to technology?'(Source: Hackaday.com)
This item wasn't made using a 3D printer, but it will help those in less fortunate countries. Kodjo Afate Grikou, a 33-year-old in the African naiton of Togo, used his imagination, talent, and ambition to create the first 3D printer built entirely out of e-waste and scrap metal. He funded his project on the European social funding website ulule this year. The W.Afate project received more than $5,500. The printer cost him only about $100 to build. He hopes members of his community will print things like basic kitchen wares that aren't relatively available in West Africa. He also hopes that the printer will give young people hope and help answer the question "Why is Africa always lagging behind when it comes to technology?"
(Source: Hackaday.com)

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NadineJ
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NadineJ   11/3/2013 9:49:15 AM
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It's too bad that you didn't talk about the history of 3D printing instead.  The slideshow is nice but connecting the dots to history would have been more informative and interesting.

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Cool bunch of objects
Rob Spiegel   11/1/2013 10:50:13 AM
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That's a pretty cool collection of 3D printed objects. 3D printing came out of nowhere and now it's going everywhere. Loved the cappuccino art.

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