Cardboard is a versatile material and the majority of the cardboard boxes that find their way into the house can simply be used again. Around Christmas, however, often more packaging material accumulates than fits in the paper bin. A good chance for makers: You can easily make paper mache out of cardboard and paper – and with a shape from the 3D printer, we quickly leave the kindergarten level behind us.
In Make 6/21 we tried out the production of elegant cardboard objects with various 3D-printed shapes and passed on our experience. First of all: the resulting objects have little in common with an egg carton, the pressed paper mache is much harder and can be processed almost like wood.
The Weller soldering stations are among the best of their trade – but also among the most expensive. You don’t have to do without the quality of the RT soldering tips if you supplement them with a self-made supply unit. Our HotPens project fires two pistons with 40 and 150 watts and is therefore equipped for all soldering work.
There is more on the subject in issue 6/21 of Make.