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This topic is for you community. The place to ask me anything.
Favorite project, best holiday, what motivates me, what time I wake up, if i know square-dancing, everything goes here.
Have a look through the older questions ones because I won’t answer the same twice.
Shoot your questions 🙂
Hi am from india any ptojet here ?
Hi! I’m a peruvian interior design student. I have a project in way, it basically is a pen made by cocoa. I saw that you had a similar project, which is pretty cool because I am struggling making the mold, I hope you can help me with some advices. You work it’s so cool! i like it 🙂
I live and work in the US and am working with a local neighborhood association to acquire land to put a Precious Plastics MakerSpace on. I am in search of information from those that have done something similar or at least in process of using machines. Basically not wanting to have an area become a dumping ground for local plastics.
In general, am looking for help with the following:
* How much space is required around MakerSpace so doesn’t become overwhelming in small space and have room to work?
* How do you collect plastic to ensure doesn’t become local dumping ground?
* What types of plastic do you collect- at least to start out with? (is it limited to only plastic bags, etc.)
*How much plastic should be expected on a weekly basis and how much can you process with one machine?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
What can we do with the PET resin? I haven’t seen any thing made from PET
Hi Dave how are you? I woek in a optic store so i collect the demo lenses and the case bags i want to know what type of plastic is that and how can i turn them into recycled products .?
What is the easiest thing to do to get started helping?
i am dasol who are making a plastic product in korea.
I’m trying to understand which type of plastic can easily make and safe and there are three things which are PP, HDPE, PET.
Basically, my heating process is that I heated first and put it out from the oven, and mixing and compressing.
with this kind of process, PP, HDPE is good enough.
but there is one problem about flat.
you can see the picture, the face is rugged not flat.
i’d like to ask about this to all of plastic armies!how should I make it flat? is it heating problem? or compressing problem?
also, PET is very hard to press with out heating.
when is put out from the oven, it’s going to hard very fast.
do you have any idea of make PET still melt when it put out from the oven?
i am looking forwards your response.
thank you for reading.
How are you? I’m Fabien who manage a MJC (youth and cultur Center) in France. We’re launching the PP Project with some University Student in Metz (57000). i hope they’ll join the community and participate to the forum and the french discord. The 4 machines will be done in april 2020.
We are also about to start at the end of september a crowfunding with ulule to finalise the budget.
So i have Some simply questions : 1/ Do you know when the version 4 will be on line? 2/ Have you somes french vidéo that we can use for the ulule campaign? 3/ Do You think it’s possible that you come in France in april 2020 to participate to the inauguration, with maybe few day just after to talk and exchange on the PP project. It’ll be very helpfull for our start. Your date will be our.
I’m sure the crowfunding will be a success, so i would make a level on ulule who make possible to make you come (and take on my budget all the cost train, hotel, meals). But of course i must ask you first.
I hope too that with the level of the ulule campaign, we can make a donation to the PP project (i see that you have some kind of money issue)
I’m avalaible to talk about that if you have any question.
Fabien MJC 4 Bornes
P.S. : sorry for the english scratch, my englsih is a little rusty
hola a todos soy nuevo y quisiera contribuir con el planeta. me gustaría construir 10 maquina recicla-doras para donarlas a las escuelas publicas de mi comunidad. si son tan amables de enviarme las dimensiones de la maquina trituradora.tengo materiales para construirlas pero no soy bueno con los números. espero me ayuden a contribuir ya que aquí en Venezuela pocos se preocupan por el planeta y quisiera darle charlas a los profesores y niños para de poquito concientizar a mi comunidad gracias. ayudemos a nuestro planeta….¡ soy un mecánico humilde que se preocupa por el planeta….
Can you guys set one up in Northern California?
Can we have a update on the Maldives project
Hi Dave am martin from nairobi kenya, Do you know a cheap if not free designer who can design a mould for my ideas, and what metal is the most affordable to make a mould ?
hi dave, martin from nairobi what metal do you use to make your molds? and what mold release do you recommend?
I’m busy to creating my own community online for my project TOOBUS.
I was wondering how you designed your website/ community part.
U used software; HTML…?
I tried it before with software but didn’t reached further than them ugly designed pages. We already builded the biggest part of our website so this is the last one.
@mirly, it’s basically an outdated & abandoned version of WordPress & Buddypress ( community/forum part) and a bunch of plugins. I can recommend same but please updated all – if you use the WordPress ‘Enfold’ theme from ‘Envato’ and a bunch of other recommended WordPress plugins you will be more than fine, in many aspects. I occasionally clone precious-plastic.org for some users. let me know via private message. Authoring and social integration is a piece of cake, just as many other things : instagram integration, analytics, real-time user session recording …name it. I can imagine to migrate the v3/v4 themes into that clone,..
I don’t know where to start.. I’m finding the process a bit confusing but I LOVE the concept and will be adapting a facility here in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. Just need some more input, can we schedule a call? This is great!!
Hi, I want to implement plastic recycling in my city. I myself am from Russia and wanted to know where you ordered the parts for the shredder? I want to collect everything myself because I do not have a big budget and do not have the opportunity to buy all the necessary machines.
Hello there, I’ve just discovered your YouTube and your army, I’m just overwhelmed, I’ve a question about the durable tote bag video, is it possible to use a heat press machine instead of the iron? And also how rigid is the bag ? Waiting for your answer and any further advice or help, thanks in advance.
hoi davce , alles goed ?it’s a sugestion about the motors…. the motor for the shredder could also be used for the extruder ..i guess ? double use —less costly…??
Anyone up for collaboration in Pakistan?
Would really like to work on this project as a team , since plastic pollution is one of the major problems. Thanks
I want to know the dangers of ironing plastic bags, can you please tell me.
Dear Mr dave, I recently tried to download the machines design on the precious plastic website but to no avail, I have also signed up to the website, cause I felt it would be a requirement to download the zip file and yet nothing, please I would truly appreciate, if this can be looked into .
Hello, I am new to your forum as of today.. I am from Alberta, Canada. I am really happy to be a member of this forum. thanks.
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