I've done a lot of reading the last couple of weeks, together with some tinkering and decided on some future projects which I am watching. These are (no order of importance or action intended):
- Filament extruder: I always intended to recycle plastic, so am watching the "filastruder" developments with interest. This has a number of similarities to the "Lyman Extruder" which won the desktop factory competition. I suspect I may go for a mix of the two in the end. Depends what the filastruder guys come up with by the time I am ready to progress.
- Plastic shredder/grinder: Marcus Thymark is creating the "Filamaker", which will shred plastic and then extrude filament. His initial focus is on the shredder which I think is great, but currently out of my budget, so ill keep an eye on developments. He doesn't seem to have done much work on the extruder element yet.
- Mendel90: The most important thing any RepRap owner seems to need is: Another RepRap. As mentioned in my last post, I will be making one of nophead's Mendel90s. I do however want to make some changes (and need to keep costs down by recycling stuff I have), so will not be using a kit. The main change is that I want a 300x300 build area and am thinking of dual extruders (with all the issues those bring).
Wish me luck....