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July 31, 2014 AT 11:30 am

Minnesota Man 3D Prints a Real Castle – On to Printing a Full Size House Next #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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For all of those projects that have been talking about 3D x Architecture and testing 3D printed architecture … here’s someone who is just going for it. Minnesota Man 3D Prints a Real Castle – On to Printing a Full Size House Next. From 3DPrint.com:

….Rudenko had a goal of 3D printing his full sized house sometime this summer, and although that still appears to be possible, he is a bit behind in the process. “Had to deal with a lot of different small problems,” Rudenko told us last month. “Now just started printing the small castle.”

The ability to print a smaller building would be able to provide him with enough confidence to advance onto the 3D printing of his house.  He hopes that he will learn from and make improvement upon the entire process, while 3D printing his small castle.

“It took some time to prepare the printer for printing outdoors since I had to figure out all the cables and waterproof all the switches,” wrote Rudenko.

Now, a month and half later, Rudenko has something to show, and it is quite amazing. The castle which is large enough for people to walk and stand inside of is almost complete. As you can see in the photos, the dark area (approximately 50 cm high) is 8 hours worth of 3D printing. “It was important for me to check the structure’s ability to stand (and not collapse) if I printed 50 cm in a row, since I am using regular cement,” said Rudenko. “Experiments have shown that I can print even more – looks like around 75-100 cm would work just fine in warm temperatures.”…

Read the rest of the story over at 3DPrint.com.

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1 Comment

  1. And that monster is running from our open source stepper motor drivers! Very proud to be a part of this awesome project.

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