A Mechanical 3D Printer That Uses No Computers or Motors

Visual arts and design student Daniël de Bruin has created a mechanical 3D printer that uses no computers or motors. The printer functions by using a 15-kilogram weight that must be reset again and again to push out clay, and a guiding wire is bent to provide the basic shape of whatever is being made.

more and more products are being fashioned by means of automated processes. not only are these processes more efficient and therefore cheaper, they also ensure that every item meets the same criteria and does not deviate from the norm. however deviations are usually the most interesting. as with humankind and the rest of nature, true beauty lies in its diversity.

Mechanical 3D Printer

Mechanical 3D Printer

Mechanical 3D Printer

Mechanical 3D Printer

images via Daniël de Bruin

via Hackaday

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