05 Jan '15, 3pm

Wait, a 3D Printed Lawn mower?

Wait, a 3D Printed Lawn mower?

Well, we have to admit, we never saw this coming… A 3D printed lawn mower? What? Why? Huh? How? Those were at least a few of the thoughts running through our head when we saw this come in on the tips line. [Hans Fouche] has a giant 3D printer that takes up most of the space in his garage, and after printing several large vases, a briefcase, bowls, and even a wind turbine blade — he decided to try printing a lawnmower. A freaking lawnmower. To do so, he reverse engineered his old rusty lawn mower, and redesigned it to be printable. Apart from the steel axles, some fastening hardware, and of course the motor and blade, the entire thing is 3D printed. And it looks like it works pretty good too. According to the article, [Fouche] has been 3D printing stuff for the past 18 years — using hot glue, icing sugar, and even chocolate. But when he bought a 3D printer with a standard 0...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2015/01/05/wait-a-3d-printed-lawn-mower/

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  1. 18 Jan '15, 9am

    Thank you for the comments.....the good ones....and the bad ones! I can only learn from that, for the next lawnmower...!!!!
    Watch the progress over at https://www.facebook.com/fouche3dprinting

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