Aachen Maker Meetup #123 (Wed, Jan 15, 2020): Open-Source machines to recycle plastics locally
Today's Meetup started with Friedrich Kegel presenting the Precious Plastic Project in which he is a volunteer developer. The insights that he gave us into the world of open source recycling with the help of custom machines can be found in his slides and a video of his talk below.
These glasses and hooks were made using the injection molding machine from Precious Plastic.
As a fitting addition to Friedrichs talk, Aron Heibges donated his DIY filament extruder as part of a giveaway quiz after the talk. The proud winner of this contraption - including lifetime e-mail support - is Franz-Josef!
Afterwards the pizza was delivered and the participants made short work of it.
Then the meetup started its second stage: Exchange of news, discussions about wierd machines and ideas, presenting past projects and the creation of new things.
Here for example we see Moritz Messerschmidt showing off an iteration of his Badgemaker, which is a small engraver for acrylic business cards.
Birgit used the Lasercutter to create a game board for this marble game.
Discussions about the ESP8266 were held.