Project RE_ by Samuel Bernier
Project RE_ by Samuel Bernier
Project RE_ by Samuel Bernier
Project RE_ by Samuel Bernier
Project RE_ by Samuel Bernier
Project RE_ by Samuel Bernier
Project RE_ by Samuel Bernier
Project RE_ by Samuel Bernier
Project RE_ by Samuel Bernier
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UPcycling with an UP!
Personal and Portable 3D Printer.

This experiment of Project RE_ explores 3D printing as a DIY tool for upcycling. Customised lids are created using low cost 3D printing. They are then clipped or screwed onto standard jars, tin cans and bottles to create new and personal objects. In the first collection 14 objects were made : a watering can, an hour glass, a long pasta container, a bird house, a bird feeder, a mug, a rain catcher, a maple syrup bottle, a piggy bank, a orange juicer, a snow globe, a paint brush cleaner, a dumbbell and a lamp.

After finishing the content of a mason jar (pickles, mustard, jam...), I always clean it and keep it for later use. I quickly realised that I had almost no opportunities to actually reuse them unless I decided to turn my kitchen into a canning manufacture. These containers were going to be thrown away anyways and water would have been wasted for nothing. I remembered a design from Jorre Van Ast that could solve this problem by turning my jars into spice containers, but it seemed silly to buy objects just to reuse other ones. As a DIY'er, I had to find a better solution and 3D printing came to the rescue.

All is needed to reproduce these objects is a jar or tin can and a ABS FDM 3D printer (500$- 3000$)
After downloading any of these designs, people can calibrate the dimensions, choose the color, customize the shape and so on. What I provide is the main idea and a working assembly unto standard everyday objects. I hope that the DIY community will carry on with the idea and come up with more ideas for upgrading our daily waste. Let's hack all this trash!



I really really want this Objet 3D printer, so please, please, PLEASE vote for me!



Also, see how to UPgrade your UP! with 3D printing and other tricks!

Step 1: The creation

Project RE_ by Samuel Bernier
Project RE_ by Samuel Bernier
Project RE_ by Samuel Bernier
Project RE_ by Samuel Bernier
Project RE_ by Samuel Bernier
Project RE_ by Samuel Bernier
Project RE_ by Samuel Bernier
Project RE_ by Samuel Bernier
Project RE_ by Samuel Bernier
Project RE_ by Samuel Bernier
Project RE_ by Samuel Bernier
Project RE_ by Samuel Bernier
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Long before going 3D, I made sketches to determine what my empty containers were about to become. To test the volumes and function, I used paper models, then polyurethane foam models. I followed the same design process I use to create industrial goods. Once all the objects were determined, I used Rhino and Solidworks to make precise 3D models that I turned into .stl files, ready to print. In the next steps, you will find the specifications and the STL file for the selected open source product.

Step 2: Pasta box

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Project RE_ by Samuel Bernier
You will need 3 small tin cans. 3'' diameter. Lips on both side, the bottom one being smaller.
Make sure that they were opened with a normal can opener. The ones that leave the can's lips intact. Both sides have to be open on 2 of them and one ove them keeps its bottom.

Customize the name on the lid (linguini, spaghetti, capellini...) and print all parts, no raft, with the FDM 3D printer.

Clip all cans together and use the last can to close the container. lid spaghettini tin can 75mm.STL
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lid spaghettini tin can 75mm.STL617 KB link tin cans 75mm.STL
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link tin cans 75mm.STL618 KB

Step 3: Hour glass

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You will need 2 jars with a 2'' opening. (olives, sauce, cherries, baby pickles ...)
Print the part using ABS or PLA
Fill one of the jars with white sand, as thin as possible.
Reverse and adjust the quantity to have a precise timing.
Kind of an archaic object, but somehow very captivating to watch.

... Looks like I lost this file. I'll make an other one later.

Step 4: Watering can

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Clean a screw top wine bottle and print the shower.
Fill the bottle with water, screw the part and water your plant... it's that simple.

wine bottle sprout.STL
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wine bottle sprout.STL659 KB

Step 5: Mug

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Here is a cool and simple beer mug!
Just print the handle,top of the handle facing the heat table. There should be almost no support material.
It fits on 2.25'' jars, 4 treads standard. (spaghetti sauce classic container) MUG project RE_.STL
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MUG project RE_.STL424 KB

Step 6: The mighty tin can dumbbell

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Project RE_ by Samuel Bernier
Project RE_ by Samuel Bernier
I already published this one. Just follow the link :
http://www.instructables.com/id/Tin-can-Dumbbell-3D-printed-by-Samuel-Bernier-P/


Step 7: Spill proof paint brush cleaner

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Same old pattern : print, fill the 2.5'' jar halfway with clean water and screw. The cone inside stops the water from dripping out of the container in the case of an accident.

Step 8: Orange juicer

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A cool juicer you just screw on a standard glass jar. Modern Upcycling.

Make sure you have the good jar. The opening should a standard 4 fillets lip, 66mm of diameter.
Most spaghetti sauce jars are this size. Just print and screw! This baby will rip your oranges in seconds.
I suggest you use food safe extrusion material.

Step 9: The bird HOUSE

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Oh my god, I almost forgot this one!

Open a used 4 inch diameter tin can on both sides. Use a normal can opener, the ones that leave the lip intact.
Print both front and back part. Remove support.
Nail or screw the back part unto a tree or a wall about 1 to 3 meters above ground to attract eastern bluebirds.
More models for different type of birds will come.
I suggest to use ABS with a FDM machine to have a good clip! back door.STL
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back door.STL94 KB corniche et porte merle.STL
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corniche et porte merle.STL139 KB moitie droite oiseau.STL
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moitie droite oiseau.STL242 KB moitie gauche oiseau.STL
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moitie gauche oiseau.STL256 KB

Step 10: Garage organizer

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Customizable hardware containers for perforated boards ;)

dia 1.7po crayons.STL
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dia 1.7po crayons.STL841 KB dia 1.7po vis 8 x 1.STL
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dia 1.7po vis 8 x 1.STL714 KB

Step 11: Snow globe

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Project RE_ by Samuel Bernier
No fillets for this one, just a clip. The jar you use will still need its original lid. I used a nice and round honey jar that I filled with water and added aluminum sparkles for the snowflakes. You can find that in any craft shop. I inserted and glued a model of Hoover tower on the inside part of the lid and screwed everything together tightly, leaving a little bit of air. Air is important otherwise it wont mix the snowflakes!

Print the base and ad a notification on it if you want (a month in San Francisco, for example).
If your jar was 2.25'' of diameter, everything should fit perfectly.


base snow globe.STL
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base snow globe.STL376 KB puck.STL
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puck.STL11 KB

Step 12: Rain catcher!

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If your ceiling is leaking, you will enjoy this one. It is a funnel that you can insert on a masson jar. No fillets involved. What is great is that you can use the lines from the masson jar to see the quantity of water the rain catcher caught! A masson jar lid is a little bit larger than 2.5''.

Step 13: Piggy bank!

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My favorite one!

You need a big jar for this one. 2.75'' diameter. This time, standard 6 treads fitting. I will try to make more sizes available.
-Print the lid,
-Print the legs
-Screw the nose
-Glue the legs depending of the position of the nose. Use hot glue or super glue. nez tirelire 85mm.STL
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nez tirelire 85mm.STL224 KB patte 1.STL
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patte 1.STL121 KB piece de 2 dollars RE.STL
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piece de 2 dollars RE.STL250 KB

Step 14: Crosstitch vase

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A vase you do needlepoint on!
This one fits on most olive jars. 2.25'' standard 4 treads.
knitting vase.stl
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knitting vase.stl1 MB

Step 15: Your turn!

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Help the family grow! Print some stuff that upcycles standard containers and celebrate creativity with project RE_.
 
 

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