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Rūdolfs rudolfsskuja

Precious Plastic Latvia

15/08/2019 at 20:28

Great inspiration to this topic from @jegor-m
This topic will include our progress with the Precious Plastic project.
More about us-
BAZAR shop
Support us on Patreon
We started researching and building 2017 (starting first with scientific research in grade 10)
Follow us to see our journey.
Will post weekly/monthly updates.
Thanks to @davehakkens and the team for giving us the opportunity to help the environment in never seen form before.
Feel free to give advice and correct us!

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15/08/2019 at 20:48

(a slight recap)
June 2019
Started working on Yenga block mould for the Injection machine.
We got high quality 13,5 x 4,5 x 2 cm blocks. One block weight about 100g.
This month we started working on our sheet press system – first with the cold press and then with the oven framework.
Next we tried to make a mould for hair comb, but it didn’t go to plan – the comb was too thick so we paused making precise and complicated mould for the injection machine. 🙁
We made our first try making actual plastic bricks using wood for the mould.
Also this month we listed our products in BAZAR-  https://bazar.preciousplastic.com/en/yonhang123
June we tried to host our first workshop – kite making workshop. People loved it!
This months craziest idea
– extruded PP thread in a hot glue gun ( it sort of worked)
Want to see more?
Check our social sites for more photos!
Upcoming update – website in making?

27/08/2019 at 12:59

(a slight recap)

July 2019

This month we were getting ready for our workshop at Spikeri, Riga. We were making kites from plastic bags using an iron. There was a slight issue  – the kites didn’t fly or even lift of the ground. In the end, everything worked out. We were thinking of using extruded plastic sticks for the frame, but we went with bamboo sticks. Also there was a thought to use PET bottles to make as the rope, but our cutter continued to jam and it didn’t work.

We also talked about our journey with this project at the event. We met a lot of thoughtful people and talked to them more.

Then later in July we started thinking of making earrings from plastic and we bought the rings (still waiting for them). We are wating for them to arrive and then work on that idea more.

We put our sieve on the shredded and tried it out by shredding plastic balls – it worked well, but we could attach only one side of the sieve (miscalculations). We had our first Jenga table game bought – awesome! Then we had some passive time. We went to an old garage and got some new tools and materials.

We cleaned and moved things around our workshop to make more space and manage the space more efficiently.
This months crazy idea – Make the kites entirely out of plastic ( didn’t work out) 
Want to see more?
Follow us on social media and support us on patreon.
Upcoming update- Awesome workshop layout

27/08/2019 at 13:01

More photos

28/08/2019 at 10:31

Love the idea of the jenga game!


Keep it up!

01/09/2019 at 18:23

(a slight recap)

August 2019
This month we finally cleaned our workshop. Made some new shelfs and moved the old ones.
Then we had an event at Ventspils where we made kites.
Then the upcoming days we were resting and the PID controllers arrived for the pizza oven build.
At the end of august we made a mini cold press that can be build without welding.
Then we prepared for an event at Kuldiga. This time we made a workshop were you could make a bicycle bag. We made primitive bottle cap bottons. We prepared for the event with new and updated wall clocks. Stunning!
We listed some new products on bazar.
Check it out – https://bazar.preciousplastic.com/en/yonhang123

This months crazy idea – PET jointery chair
Want to see more?
Follow us on social media and support us on patreon.
Upcoming update- More progress on the sheet press and a website.

02/09/2019 at 17:20

@rudolfsskuja, thanks for the updates. This looks interesting. Would be nice if you could add a little more text to the pictures 🙂 I am sure there could be more win – win, for you and the reader. There are btw. also ‘online image merger’ tools in case you have a lot pictures to share.

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