In an ambitious plan, a Togolese designer who created a 3D printer from e-waste dreams that one day his machines might help colonize Mars.
Once they receive funding, the group will purchase a number of Arduino chips and various other electronics that can be used to build 3D printers. To further spread the impact of their idea, WoeLab is holding a summer camp where they will build a number of WAFATE printers to educate young Togolese students about 3D printing and making.
While this story would be amazing if it just ended there, the Togoloese team has ambitions that go well beyond the humble idea of making a 3D printer from scrap. In the end they’d like to see their printer help in future colonization of Mars.
E-Waste 3D Printer to Mars? May 14, 2013