Pastextruder is a collective, open source effort to build and improve and document a DIY 3D delta printer project by Jonathan Keep for paste extrusion.
As with many open-source projects, certain parts and codes were modified. This project documents these changes made in firmware, hardware and electronics in order to accommodate parts that can be found in Turkey as well as improvements made on 3D printed parts like print center and runners and CAD files for laser cutting.Additionally, the project documents every software, hardware and electronic failure encountered in the process that has not been noted by the original documentation, aiming to provide a more comprehensive guide for future builders.
Following the build, we have worked material experimentations through variations on the fabrication. Variables such as viscosity of the clay, pressure of the nozzle were altered and documented. Additionally firmware was also tweaked for better control over the fabrication.
Final 3D Pastextruder and documentation of the process can be found here: Hacking: Materials and Production Methods Website: PastExtruder
//Roles: Digital Fabrication of the Unit, Electronics, Assembly, Material Explorations.
//Instructor: Benay Gürsoy