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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 🙂
When should we celebrate Precious Plastic birthday? I guess this could be a thing around the world now, when we either:
1. Party to celebrate Dave, his creations and overall current success of this project.
2. Organise world plastic collection day at local PP branches, that could be a good publicity move?
Have you thought of developing an app for this site?☺️Toggle replies
Hello from Los Angeles! I think your machine tutorials are amazing. Unfortunately I’m not very skilled in the construction aspect of “Precious Plastic”.
Here’s my question: If I can get the plastic to a similar size and density as the shredder produces, then theoretically I wouldn’t even need a shredder…right?Toggle replies
In one of your videos there were bouldering stones attached to the wall in the workshop I guess. Tell us about that. Who boulders and whether you think these stones can be made out of plastic? Like PC or ABS? And could you test it at your workshop?
@fxdennypradana Do you feel interested in paper waste recycling?
I’m interested in every type of recycling! However I need to keep focus, otherwise I get nothing done.
@leesam007If I can get the plastic to a similar size and density as the shredder produces, then theoretically I wouldn’t even need a shredder…right?
How would you do that without shredder?
@smhdsn Just wondering how you found your time at DAE?
Loved it! Intens but fun!
@jegor-m In one of your videos there were bouldering stones attached to the wall in the workshop I guess. Tell us about that
Yep all plastic with aluminum casted moulds. Video coming 🙂
@madwolf28 Hey Dave just wondering if you were going to take an visit to USA anytime soon if so you should stop by and visit I’m in Oregon.
Not i the planning, but that could change soon!Toggle replies
Hi Dave, This may have been asked but unable to locate…..Will you be looking at designing rotational moulding machines sometime in the future to add to your existing compliment?.
Would add plastic tubing or piping to possible output and a multi tilt rotational moulding machine would make small 3d hollow plastic creations quite easily with gas being the main heating source.
First, I’d like to waste a bit of your time to congratulate and thank you for this amazing project of Precious Plastic. 🙂
I have a few questions regarding your “wind oil” project.
Are there blue prints or instructions available?
A farmer friend of mine wanted to produce oil out of his rapeseed (we’re talking tons of seeds), so I’m curious on how to upscale. How long does it actually take to fill a bottle? Would it be best building several machines or increasing the size of one? I’m also wondering if wind power would be reliable enough or if it’s worth using (if not an engine) man power from motivated interns.
Hi (from Zambia 😉 )
We are planning a new project in schools in Zambia to get students building, recycling and sharing. The school we are starting with already has a relationship with a UNHCR refugee camp not far away and we want to get them involved too. We also want to get the help of some big companies to get us started, such as First Quantum Minerals.
This is the beginning of something we hope to make very big. We hope eventually our project will spread to schools all over Africa and the world.
We’d love the support and collaboration of your team, how can we get in touch?
@williamward Will you be looking at designing rotational moulding machines sometime in the future to add to your existing compliment?.
We actually used to have this machine in V1, however applications where a bit limited and the process was a bit tricky using (older) recycled plastic.
@andyn Monthly News #5, 4’30”, I like these blue plastic fish
Some guys at Adidas made them for a workshop, let me ask if they would like to share the file 🙂
@sharma-sagar hey @davehakkens could you tell how Matthias was making those long blocks of plastic for making stools using extruder, coz it all seemed witchcraft to me😂 can you share the mold, if that what it is?
Yes video of the process coming soon! We first ened to test out a few more things 🙂
@fynn This is the beginning of something we hope to make very big. We hope eventually our project will spread to schools all over Africa and the world.
Sounds like a good project! Best to send a mail to email@example.comToggle replies
@calyppe I have a few questions regarding your “wind oil” project.
Are there blue prints or instructions available?
Unfortunately I haven’t got the blueprints of it. Would still love to do it so people all over the world can build a wind-oil themselves. However at the moment i can’t find the time to finish this, would love to though. So for now I won’t be able to help you out, sorry!Toggle replies
most of the machine descriptions on the tutorial file are very rare to see in under-develope countries like Nigeria where i live. is there any local alternative for the shredder and extruder.
i use plastic waste for lumber, roofing shingle and paver stone production my most challenge is the extruding machine.
hello Dave my name is Manuel and I am writing to you from italy I am most sincere congratulations for your project!
I would like to start up immediately to build the shredder, I would like to ask you where I can find the mechanical components that you see in your video.
Thanks for your help.
@eokeke82 most of the machine descriptions on the tutorial file are very rare to see in under-develope countries like Nigeria where i live. is there any local alternative for the shredder and extruder.
Not that i’m aware of. But we are currently setting up an online marketplace which should make it easier to source parts..
@anzo Can I make a donation by postal order ?
At the moment we haven’t got this. Thanks for wanting to support us though 🙂
@alaskannative Is anyone selling any of their products that they’ve made?
Our bazar is coming online soon!
@aneesh Can i contribute something to the phonebloks community?
You can always have a look around in our online community. But to be honest i haven’t been very active around there, currently fully focussed on plastic.
@manuel78 I would like to start up immediately to build the shredder, I would like to ask you where I can find the mechanical components that you see in your video.
Ebay is a good source for that!Toggle replies
HELLO Dave. You are my hero. What do you think about recycling PS foam? I work for a polystyrene company and I love plastic. We control our waste but there’s so many uses for PS I am blown away by it’s versatile property. I will post pics of my foam block adventures. If anyone has questions on how foam is made send them to me. I am no expert but as I said I love plastic. Thanks again.Toggle replies
Good day. I write to you from Belarus, it’s between Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland)))
Tell me please, can I translate your video (voice video) into Russian, and distribute the video on my YouTube channel. With links on for
P.S. I already started translating the siteToggle replies
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