We work in the Institute of Design in Kielce, Poland. We are opening this topic to share the information about the hydroponic system we have designed. The system will consist of a shredder and an extruder for a 3D printer which will convert the milled plastic into a 3D printing filament. The project of mobile containers for hydroponic cultivation, and the plan of construction of an extruder processing waste plastic into filament will be available for everybody. Our idea is to turn waste into green crops!
Hydroponic containers were designed by Eva, the mill and the extruder will be made by Paweł and Janusz from FabLab Kielce. Now, we test prints and grow the plants. Soon we will start building the extruder, than we will show more pictures and movies. Cheer for us!
Wow, Hello from Colombia, I hope that everything works out perfectly and that all the planes that have are fulfilled, I intend to take this project as my thesis of degree, adding many other things clear, I will be waiting to see more images of your project.
I’m sorry for my language but I don’t speak very good english. Even so I understand a lot.
Hey, we are very curious about your project! Is it also involved in the production of containers for hydroponics? Share photos with us! Greetings from Poland!! 🙂
I made research in how to turn the recycled filament into a ·D raw material but I failed….did you succeed?
best regards from Philippines
Hey, we’re still working on it! We certainly let you know when we succeed!
Nice inspiration, thanks! Have you already done any of these things?
Definitely–cheers for you! We live on the island of Zanzibar and are starting a basic hydroponic project for growing fodder in two small, traditional villages. I came across this site while trying to figure out how to make/recycle cheap growing trays and–hopefully–eventually produce quantities of them.
Are you making trays? Do you–or anyone else–have some advice for us? A common size seems to be 4ft by 1ft with 1 1/2 inch sides but I think many different sizes would work.
We are exploring aluminum construction as well but it would be fantastic if we could make affordable growing trays from the plastic that washes up on our island.
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