What happens when your family throws away an old refrigerator? This designer has an idea for re-using those old fridges: take the plastic from them to make chairs! A 3D printer squirts out the recycled plastic in one long, squishy string. Watch: http://pbskids.org/designsquad/blog/green-seats/ #earthweek #earthday #recycle #STEM #kids #engineering #3D #3DPrinter
The Chubby Chair: a 3D-printed chair made from recycled refrigerator plastic. The plastic is ground into a paste, then used to build up each of the chair's components layer by layer. Even the offcuts from the process are reused: they're turned into matching chubby coat hangers.