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CNC machine electronics box
06.06 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
The CNC machine had some missing parts for housing the electronics, so an old shampoo bottle was improvised as one

CNC machine
04.06 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
CNC machine being assembled Donation from the Polyhedra Belgrade, www.polyhedra.co

Resources Supply for June
30.05 2019, Backyard storage
This time we purchased 18kg of discarded plastic from our now habitual supplier on the Zemun Flee market, and this is the maximum which could fit in...

Assembling the New Shredder
29.05 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Finally we are slowly starting to assemble the new double shredder. With it it will be possible to shred 2 types of plastic at the time without a n...

# Me Too
26.05 2019, Mixer festival
At the Mixer festival of Circular economy we managed to make contacts with kindred organisations (Trash Hero Serbia, 3d Republic, etc) who also sup...

Mixer / Day #2
25.05 2019, Mixser festival
The whole process of recycling plastic from selecting, washing to shredding and injecting it in to the 'star' mouldes has been continuously demonst...

Mixer / Day #1
24.05 2019, Miekser festival
Taking part on the Mixer Festival at the first sight seemed kind of discouraging, as our machines being made by ourselves didn't matched their secu...

Curious crowd
16.05 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
There is always new guys in the camp who peek through the window of of our studio in the camp. We chat a little bit and invite them to join us insi...

Mould by Comission
15.05 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
A dutch fashion designer Danielle Van Camp commissioned us to produce a mould for the hat stripes. Here it is assembled but still needs some improv...

Safety Regulations
14.05 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Keeping safe is very important especially for the youngest mates :) such as Mortaza.

Table-board Triangular Tiles Design
09.05 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
An initiative came from Jadranka Ahlgren, very active retired architect to produce a small oriental coffee tables. This is our approach to the tabl...

Extending the Workshop
08.05 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Khairula has an experience of working in car mechanic workshop in Afghanistan so he could very fast take over lots of tasks requiring technical ski...

Following Up Selected Design Ideas at Polyhedra
08.05 2019, Polyhedra
Borko Jovanovic responsible for Plyhedra Fab Lab offered us a possibility to organise a working meeting with the authors of selected design ideas s...


06.05 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp

Fijuk Fair in Novi Sad
25.04 2019, Svilara, Novi Sad
Fijuk Fair of alternative publishing this month had an extra edition in Novi Sad. The event was taking place in new municipal cultural center Svila...

Shredding full speed
23.04 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
To break the plastic in smaller pieces, so it can fit the shredder, is a task that requires some more strength, luckily there are always some guys ...


20.04 2019,

Idea for Development: Honey (Vanja Grubić)
20.04 2019, Viša likovna škola, Beograd
Idea was presented as three elements of Candle support. We asked the author to develop the idea based on one modular element. Further the idea was ...

Awarded idea: Shrooms (Dimitrije Mišović)
20.04 2019, Viša likovna škola, Beograd
Wall hangers inspired by the form of mushrooms in basic geometrical shapes and colors.

Awarded idea: Modular Cube (Mihajlo Ećim, Srđan Lazić, Andrijević Marija)
20.04 2019, Srednja umetnička, Niš
Modular hollow cube, could be used as basic element for building tool recipients for desk, office or workshop purposes, also offers potential for p...

Awarded idea: Attachable Trash Bin (Anđela Tasković)
20.04 2019, Viša likovna škola, Beograd
Trash bin in round and square form could be attached to the working table.

Idea for Development: Polaroid Frame (Tijana Ćirić)
20.04 2019, Viša likovna škola, Beograd
Polaroid frame for pictures. It was necessary to adapt the idea in order to ease the fabrication of the mould.

Awarded idea: Cups (Petra Kovačević)
20.04 2019, Srednja umetnička, Niš
Set of three cups of refined shape.

Spanish Video Artist Discovering New Medium of Expression
18.04 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
An old friend from Spain who visited Belgrade for his exhibition came to visit our workshop in the camp. He made some experiments with the extruder ...

Mastering the Extrusion
17.04 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
We brought new contingent of plastic from our new discovered supply in Zemun flea-market privately owned scrap-yard. Also some of the new-arrived g...

Would you like some coffee or tea?
11.04 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
The guys are using a window as a shortcut if they want to borrow from us anything they might need at the moment, such as tools, cigarettes, or simil...

Mortaza and the Rabbit
10.04 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Mortaza got the rabbit and came to show it to us, his dream is to have a cat when he finally arrive to Germany..

I made this
05.04 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Bowl made on the extruder

I made this
05.04 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Bowl made on the extruder

Arteza in action
04.04 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Our close friend who is working with minipogon for some time now is always finding the ways of improving either the products we are making, suggest...

Extrusion talents
03.04 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp

Extrusion talents
03.04 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
A group of guys came to our studio, for the first time, tried to work on the extruder and some of them without much instructions did a great job, f...

New Guys Joining
26.03 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
The barrack where our workshop is placed remained empty during all of the winter, but with the spring new arrivals are coming, and this week we got...

Cap for Handicap Festival
23.03 2019, Belgrade Market
The Cap for Handicap organization dedicated to collecting plastic caps through public campaign in order to secure wheelchairs for the ones needing ...

Cap for Handicap Festival - Caps
23.03 2019, Belgrade Market
On the festival visitors were arriving with the bags full of colorful HDPE caps. Some of this went to our shredder... All of the caps we could shred...

Towel Hanger Prototype
19.03 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Dejan had an idea to try to make a small foldable hanger from the remaining pieces of the board he bought from us.

Ali Hazrat
14.03 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Our new close collaborator is Ali Hazrat. He is only 19, but knows lots of different things, so as chemical composition of plastics, recycling mach...

Ali Hazrat
14.03 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp

Dividing plastic by color
13.03 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
After cleaning the plastic we have to divide it by the color, to be able to control visual patterns of future products.

Friends
12.03 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Mortaza 8 year old boy comes to our studio almost every time we are there, sometimes just for fun other times he engages in the work very seriously....

Cargo Bicycle Workshop with Rasim
11.03 2019,
The second day of the extended workshop we were about to do the main part of building the cargo bicycle which included putting the wheels and attac...

Cargo Bicycle Workshop with Rasim
10.03 2019, NNK - under Gazela bridge, Belgrade
It was beautiful sunny day and we set the workshop space on the bank of the river in front of NNK boat. Rasim, who made hundreds of cargo bicycles ...

March 8th Fijuk Fair
08.03 2019, Fijuk Fair
Fair of alternative publishing and crafts happening once a month in Imago Center, Belgrade. This is our 3rd month taking part as Minipogon there an...

Students from college of fine and applied arts visiting
07.03 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp

Afternoon activities
07.03 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Since the weather started to get warmer many more of the camp inhabitants are visiting us in the studio. Very fast they are able to get involved in ...

Students of Fine and Applied Arts Visit
07.03 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Today we had a visit of over 20 art students and 3 professors. It was conceived as a practical training for the students also potentially participa...

Mayla, a volonteer from Berlin
07.03 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Mayla is volunteering in Sarajevo and had worked in the refugee camp there until the access to the volunteers was denied. Before returning to Berlin...

Fusing Cut-offs Test
06.03 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
An interesting test done by fusing cut-offs left from cutting the laminates for the clip-boards. The quality of fusion is very good and very happy ...

Reading time
05.03 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Sometimes one needs to stop and think

Cargo Bicycle Workshop with Rasim Ferizović
03.03 2019, NNK - under Gazela bridge, Belgrade
Otvorena radionica izrade kargo bicikla pod vođstvom Rasima Ferizovića Subota 9. mart Ispod mosta Gazela sa Novobeogradske strane na p...

Plastic Meka
03.03 2019, Zemun Flea Market
We went to the Zemun Flea market in order to find second wheel for the cargo bicycle. We did found it but also our new source of plastic resources....

At Ajkula's (The Shark)
01.03 2019, Gazela
Searching for the material for the cargo bicycle we visited Ajkula a man who is running a cement factory next to the NNK boat. He complained how Ro...

Danilo dropped by, just to say hello
28.02 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
After a long time not being able to work with us due to many different obligations, finally today Danilo had some time to spare and join us to work ...

Red is the color
27.02 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Sometimes we are very lucky to find many pieces of plastic in the same color

Transporting the Estruder from Miksalište
26.02 2019, Miksaliste - Refugee Day Center, Belgrade
Finally we are leaving the Miksalište completely taking all our remaining things there to Krnjača. Now we will have all of the machines on one...

Washing to begin with
22.02 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
These cups are collected on two different locations in the city, one is EU Info Center where they collect plastic cups for us, after events they ha...

1984. plastic I
22.02 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Struggle to break one old plastic barrel which was made in 1984 and still looks and behaves like new.

1984. plastic II
22.02 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Almost done, with a little help from friends in the camp and from the boat...

Collecting Plastic Waste from the Mexican Fastfood
21.02 2019, private location
Going to appointment in Cultural Center Grad for them collecting for us plastic we made a stop at Burrito Fast-Food. Realising that all of their di...

Quiet afternoon
19.02 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Due to very nice weather almost all the people living in the Camp where rather outside playing sports, we didn't have many visitors it was a good t...

Brand new/old resources
19.02 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Streets of Belgrade are truly inspiring, every time our friend N.M. goes for a walk minipogon is working full speed.

Minipogon on Trade Show (Radmin Festival, Bristol)
16.02 2019, Radmin Festival, The Cube Cinema, Bristol
In the scope of the Radmin Festival, festival of radical administration and business there was a Trade Show (http://trade-show.info/shows/trade-sho...

Kids department
12.02 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Because the machines are not for kids to use, we let them draw on the walls...and enjoy great decoration surrounding us.

After work chat
12.02 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Who is going and where, or is it maybe better to stay...

Minipogon Manual Vol.2
11.02 2019, Belgrade
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This is the 2nd updated version of the Minipogon's...

Minipogon in Augustin
08.02 2019, Vienna
After visiting us in Belgrade Natalie Deewan wrote an article about Minipogon in Vienna magazine Augustin..

Vlasto, join the conversation!
07.02 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Vlasta, who is working on the maintenance in the camp, likes to drop by and have a coffee from time to time.

Friends from Belgium and Austria, visiting
07.02 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
People who are coming to Belgrade for different reasons usually are very curious to see our studio and work with us.

Note-books
06.02 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Hard cover note-books with replaceable papers in sizes 7x7 and 7x9cm, available in diverse color patterns. Price 3 eur.

Key-chains for KIRS
06.02 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
On the suggestion of camp management we fabricated the key chains with the support board for the all 18 barracks in the camp.

Clip-boards 4
05.02 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Clip-boards for A5 and B5 paper sizes, available in diverse color patterns, comes with the elastic bend. Price 8 to 14 euro.

Clip-boards
05.02 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Clip-boards for A5 and B5 paper sizes, available in diverse color patterns, comes with the elastic bend. Price 8 to 14 euro.

Clip-boards 2
05.02 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Clip-boards for A5 and B5 paper sizes, available in diverse color patterns, comes with the elastic bend. Price 8 to 14 euro.

Clip-boards 3
05.02 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Clip-boards for A5 and B5 paper sizes, available in diverse color patterns, comes with the elastic bend. Price 8 to 14 euro.

Plastic Boards
23.01 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Cutting and filing the thin plastic boards (2 and 3mm) obtained by compressing shredded plastic with T-shirt press. We are mostly planning to use t...

Visit from Handicap Cap
17.01 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Today we received a visit to our studio from the group of Handicap Cap (Čep za hendikep). Handicap Cap is an humanitarian initiative dedicated ...

New nozzle - testing
16.01 2019, Miksaliste - Refugee Day Center, Belgrade
The new nozzle, that will be directly attached to the mould, is put to test and it is working just fine!

Extruded Bowl
16.01 2019, private location
Very light but super strong bowl made with a help of the extruder machine. For the mould was used the basketball ball.

Redha in action
15.01 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Our friend Redha is getting more activated in the studio work. And also he is bringing some novelties in the production process.

Tests with the PET #2
09.01 2019, Miksaliste - Refugee Day Center, Belgrade
The new nozzle for the extrusion is ready and we are attempting to do a test with the PET

Tests with the PET #2: liquid
09.01 2019, Miksaliste - Refugee Day Center, Belgrade
The PET has significantly higher melting point that PP and HDPE so we set the temperature to over 300 degrees. As the result the PET was coming out ...

Tests with the PET #2: result
09.01 2019, Miksaliste - Refugee Day Center, Belgrade
But then cooled down, it becomes very brittle and easily breaks. Apart from this the gasses produced in the process are difficult to bare with.

Shredded PET
08.01 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Collected PET plastic is shredded and ready for the first test. Btw. PET plastic is most commonly used and most easy to collect as all water and so...

Meling PET - 1st test
08.01 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
The 1st test of melting PET plastic has been performed using sheet press. We have put just a small quantity of shredded plastic to see how it will ...

4 years detained in Serbia and proud
07.01 2019, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Some people from the Camp are coming to our workshop for a chat and some like to work on the machines more.

Mould for the PET Cube
04.01 2019, Praxa / Makerspace
The mould for the PET cube is almost done. The works for the new extruder/injection nozzle are advancing so the first test could be done soon.

Testing the Market
28.12 2018, Belgrade Night Market
Deciding to continue with testing the market around the festivities we hired a 1/2 stall on the Belgrade Night market. It was lots of fun, our frie...

Blue Grey Pattern (PP)
27.12 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Sample of a blue grey pattern in polypropylene plastic. Board 20x20cm.

Red Dotted Pattern (PP)
27.12 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Sample of a red dotted pattern in polypropylene plastic. Board 20x20cm.

Blue Grey White Pattern (PP)
27.12 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Sample of a blue grey white pattern in polypropylene plastic. Board 20x20cm.

Blue Dotted Pattern (PP)
27.12 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Sample of a blue dotted pattern in polypropylene plastic. Board 20x20cm.

New Collection of Watches
27.12 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Square boards were used to make wall watches. (photo: N. Deewan)

3d printed cup prototype
27.12 2018, Polyhedra
We made a first test prototype for the cup with 3d printer at Polyhedra. When we are happy with how it looks and feels we couls think of milling th...

Pink Grey Pattern (PP)
27.12 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Sample of a pink grey pattern in polypropylene plastic. Board 20x20cm.

New Kids on the Camp
26.12 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Today we had an invasion of the kids we saw for the first time in the camp. As we soon understood with their families just a day before they were s...

New Kids on the Camp
26.12 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp

Printing the Glas Prototype at Polyhedra
26.12 2018, Polyhedra
This morning we visited Polyhedra to see what are the possibilities for producing a mouold in CNC there. As we had a 3d file of the glass we were c...

New Kids on the Camp
26.12 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Action wall painting and learning some English..

New Kids on the Camp
26.12 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Our small visitors from neighboring Roma community are showing lots of interest for the procedure of plastic recycling. They indeed helped us (also ...

Collecting Aluminium for Casting Moulds
25.12 2018, Birčaninova
We also started to collect the aluminum for casting the molds. By chance Deki, a guy working at CZKD cafe said to us he was for a long time collect...

A Motor for the new shredder
25.12 2018, Bolex, Vojvođanska 106, Surčin
We went to see the motors for the new shredder to a place in Surčin, and found a good one. 1.5 kw, 70rpm. It was even cheaper than the one we ...

Konkurs za idejno rešenje dizajna proizvoda od reciklažne plastike
24.12 2018, Beograd

Izazov u 3E dizajnu (3E=Ekologija+Ekonomija+Etika)
Minipogon / 24.12.2018. – 01.03.2019.

Poziv je upućen mladim dizajnerim...

Quest for recatgular tubes on the Scrapyard
23.12 2018, Sek-Si scrapyard in Žarkovo
We were asked to cast a cube from PET plastic which matched with our intentions to do some tests with PET on the extruder. For casting the cube we ...

Fijuk stand
21.12 2018, Fijuk Sajam, CUK Imago
another view of the bowls and pots during the event

MP on Fijuk
21.12 2018, Fijuk Sajam, CUK Imago
We are in the phase of testing different markets, so we decided to join the Fijuk Fair of Alternative Publishing. The Fair was not too much visited...

Assistant
20.12 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Sometimes kids from camp are coming to our workshop mostly to play with plastic toys we collect, but also they get curious about machines and enjoy...

reza's cat
19.12 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
a friend from the camp has adopted a cat that goes everywhere with him.

plastic jewelry - making of
18.12 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
experimenting with the new possible products, having a lot of colorful boards (from the T-shirt press) we decided to make pieces for earrings or ne...

"Importing raw material from Austria"
18.12 2018, Vienna
Plastic lids collected at Wiener Deewan (even washed and dried), all together occupying 7 liter bucket approximately are soon going to be brought t...

Visitor from the neighborhood
12.12 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
A friend Ivan who lives in the Camp neighborhood visited us today in the workshop. He and all opf his family worked in the Trudbenik factory which ...

2 mm sheet sample PP
12.12 2018, Krnjača - refugee camp
With new T-shirt press we are able to produce thin plastic laminates. This is one sample made from polypropylene, 2mm thick.

Kids came to play
12.12 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Sometimes in the collected plastic, that is found in the streets of Belgrade, we have toys for children. This is what can happen if a child finds o...

Equipping the Workshop
11.12 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Long research and consultations about what kind of welding machine we should get finally ended with a decision to buy the Varstroj 160 amp. It see...

Call for the Workshops
11.12 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Winter days bring even more desolate mood in the Camp. We decide to make an effort to invite more people to the open workshops where with a new equ...

Key-chains for the Baracks
11.12 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Some time ago camp management suggested that we could produce the key-chains from recycled plastic for each of the 18 barracks in the Camp. Today w...

Our first online purchase
05.12 2018, Australia
Our first online purchase through Precious Plastic Bazaar is just sent to Australia.

T-shirt press
28.11 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
A T-shirt press with which we will be able to make thin plastic laminates was donated to us by ...

Plastic Cut
27.11 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
In half an hour all plastic objects were cut in smaller pieces suitable for shredding. But they still have to be washed before shredding.

Processing the new contingent of plastic
27.11 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
At some moment Rahmani with a new brother showed up in a studio and without a question started cutting the plastic objects from a new contingent br...

New Contingent of Plastic Brought by Nebojša
27.11 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Nebojša brought us a new contingent of plastic he collected, just in a good moment as we were getting out of material for work.

More Extruded Bowls 2
22.11 2018, Miksaliste - Refugee Day Center, Belgrade
The extruded bowl finished. The technique requireas lots of patience and steady hand.

The Furniture Knobs
22.11 2018, Miksaliste - Refugee Day Center, Belgrade
Spinning the extruded plastic directly around the special screws usually used for furniture knobs gives rather interesting designs for irregular kn...

More Extruded Bowls
22.11 2018, Miksaliste - Refugee Day Center, Belgrade
More tests are being done with the Extruder and mastering of the technique continues now on Tuesdays in Miksalište.

Cold Weather Keeps us Indoors
20.11 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
The temperatures had suddenly went sharp down this week and for the first time since we installed the workshop in Krnjača we are forced to wor...

Workshop in Miksaliste
14.11 2018, Miksaliste - Refugee Day Center, Belgrade
Zaki is trying to work with the extruder. Today we had changed the nozzle putting the one with a bigger hole, and it results a bit more difficult t...

Workshop in Miksaliste
14.11 2018, Miksaliste - Refugee Day Center, Belgrade
Today in Miksalište we had lots of visits, and everybody wanted to try the extruder. There was Zaki, Sylvie Fortin, Neda Kovinić with her boyf...

Valentina and her Mother
14.11 2018, Miksaliste - Refugee Day Center, Belgrade
Valentina and her mother who are refugees from Kosovo and living in Miksaliste with other members of their family often come to look what we are do...

Krnjača / Day 10
13.11 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Another day goes by, someone is working, someone just enjoys watching others work. All in all we are having a good time.

Bowls Photo Session
13.11 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Today we were doing lots of work on finishing the bowls and taking pictures of them as we are preparing to offer them for sale.

Krnjača / Day 10
13.11 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
The weather is still great so we can work outside, people are joining our work day slowly. In the camp nobody rushes, the time is running slowly.

Krnjača / Day 9
12.11 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
We are preparing and cutting the plastic into smaller pieces for shredding.

Krnjača / Day 9
12.11 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Shredder seams to be the most interesting machine. Probably because the result is visible immediately.

New Objects done with Extruder
08.11 2018, Miksaliste - Refugee Day Center, Belgrade
This time we are trying with the bigger shapes as a molds, such as cardboard boxes, metal trays and similar. Experimenting with more free lines, ge...

Tests with Extruder-injector
08.11 2018, Miksaliste - Refugee Day Center, Belgrade
This week at Miksalište we are continuing the experimentation with the Extruder-Injector, every time getting more in control over the process.

Tests with Extruder-injector
08.11 2018, Miksaliste - Refugee Day Center, Belgrade
The days are still warm so we could take the machine outside but the night is falling very fast so we have to use additional illumination.

Krnjača / Day 8
07.11 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Next day completely different situation in the camp.Now it is again crowded. And again a lot of people are interested in what we are doing.

Krnjača / Day 8
07.11 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Finishing the edges is quite interesting job to do.

Empty Camp
06.11 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Today in Krnjača the camp was emptied, no one to play cricket or sit around. After a while one guy came around and explained us why. big group...

Translucent Green
06.11 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Nevertheless we continue working, today we tested translucent polypropylene plastic that was shredded yesterday. The result seems to be very intere...

Krnjača / Day 7
06.11 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Now that the Game is on, the youngest, that have stayed, finally can see what is going on.

Krnjača / Day 6
01.11 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Our friends Wajid and Rahmani are joining us in the work. We took out Wajids pot from the oven and he is doing the finishing. Rahmani looks for the ...

Collecting wasted plastic
01.11 2018, Belgrade
Our friend Nebojša Milikić is our greatest provider of plastic resources. Today he delivered us big quantity of plastic he collected last days...

Krnjača / Day 6
01.11 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
View of our working place. Its quite a mess although we try to keep it tidy. We hope to be allowed to install some shelves, at least for displaying...

Krnjača / Day 6
01.11 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
As the rain started we brought all the machines inside. Wajid and Chow are cleaning the shredder, while our friend the cleaner of the camp joied us ...

Plastic for Shredding
01.11 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
All plastic collected bu Nebojša is brought to our workshop space in Krnjača camp. We are slowly starting to select it and shredd it. Thanks t...

Extruder - 1st Products
31.10 2018, Miksaliste - Refugee Day Center, Belgrade
Some first tests with the Extruder are being done, and we still have to excersize a lot in order to fully dominate this technique. We made a knife ...

Workshop in Miksaliste
31.10 2018, Miksaliste - Refugee Day Center, Belgrade
We are continuing Wednesday sessions in Miksalište, with the Extruder machine that we had left there. Chow is setting it, so that the temperature c...

Experimenting with the Extruder
31.10 2018, Miksaliste - Refugee Day Center, Belgrade
We continue to work in our regular Wednesday working terms in Miksalište. There we left one machine Extruder-Injector that till now we havent had t...

Bowl HDPE
30.10 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
A colorful bowl made from HDPE bottle lids, with new method of iron finishing.

Krnjača / Day 5
30.10 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Wajid is pouring shredded plastic in the bowl. He is doing it very carefully.

Barack 15 emptied
30.10 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
To our surprise, today arriving to our working place in Krnjača camp we found that the barrack 15. where our workshop studio is placed was clo...

Krnjača / Day 4
25.10 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Cleaning and shredding plastic,every participant has a task to do.

Plastic Tiles
25.10 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Plastic tiles 1cm wide, could be used for diverse purposes.. We are planning to make key chain pendant from them for the camp management purposes.

Shredded plastic
25.10 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
We are separating shredded plastic by colors as well (apart from plastic types PP and HDPE). For the moment we shredded almost all of plastic thing...

Shredding Plastic
25.10 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
We are catching up with the working routine in the camp. Usually arriving around 12h and starting to prepare for the work. Taking machines outside,...

New Bowls from Krnjača
25.10 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
New bowls have been made in our new working space in Krnjača refugee camp.

Krnjača / Day 3
24.10 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
In the meantime of shredding we are also using the occasion to learn some pashto.

Krnjača / Day 3
24.10 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Today we had with us a Colombian artist Juan David Galindo, who in couple occasions joined us already in the workshops in Miksalište.

Krnjača / Day 3
24.10 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
While we are starting to work our young friends are arriving from the lunch and gathering on the window of our workshop space.

Krnjača / Day 2
23.10 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
...and in the end it was a very productive day

Krnjača / Day 2
23.10 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Then they joined... taking different tasks, shredding, washing and cutting plastic.. Wajid, Ahmed, Nagib, Rahman, etc.

Krnjača / Day 2
23.10 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
At the beginning everybody we're just looking how process is conducted...

Day 1 - arranging the space
22.10 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Working space arranged! Machines, plastic, tools now have their place in this colorful room. This is going to be our working space for next 5 month...

Day 1 - bringing equipment from Miksaliste
22.10 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Arranging equipment - transferring machines, tools and plastic from the van to the new asined space in Krnjaca refugee camp (Building no. 15) with ...

Day 1 - arranging the space
22.10 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Working space arranged! Everything is prepared for tomorrow, workshops can beguine!

Workshop in Miksaliste
17.10 2018, Miksaliste - Refugee Day Center, Belgrade
Shredder is working properly again. With our guest from Columbia and new friends from Afghanistan we are shredding plastic nomber 05 - PP, at the sa...

Assigned Space in Krnjaca Camp
11.10 2018, Krnjaca - refugee camp
Today we visited Krnjaca camp to check the space that was assigned to us for installing our machines. The room is spacious and full of light. Only ...

Ussual Workshop in Miksaliste
10.10 2018, Miksaliste - Refugee Day Center, Belgrade
We are continuing our usual Wednesday activities in Miksaliste refugee day center. Preparing all PP plastic for shredding. An unfortunate thing hap...

Sealing the Oven
05.10 2018, Miksaliste - Refugee Day Center, Belgrade
Sealing the oven with the high heat resistance silicon. In that way we hope oven will maintain better the heat and leak less energy, so as the poss...

Workshop in Miksaliste
03.10 2018, Miksaliste - Refugee Day Center, Belgrade
We have continued with workshops which we have been doing every Wednesday in Miksaliste in Belgrade. Shoes seller from Pakistan have joined us t...

Setting up the storage place in Miksaliste
02.10 2018, Miksaliste - Refugee Day Center, Belgrade
After a month we are back in Miksaliste, cleaning and setting up the storage place and looking how better to arrange it for the coming cold season ...

Closing Event @ Stand 129 - Urosh and his husband keychains
22.09 2018, Stand 129 - Vienna
Urosh and his husband who hosted us on one of our first visits to Vienna got a keychains made from one piece of plastic board fabricated on the spot...

Closing Event @ Stand 129 - Gathering
22.09 2018, Stand 129 - Vienna
Closing event at the Viktor-Adles-Markt. All machines and tools are gone, we only stayed with the produced objects, displaying them, giving away to...

EFC meeting camp in Rome - Workshop Day 2
22.09 2018, Centocelle - Rome
Today we have visited High Art School in Centocelle part of the City of Rome where we have taken a part in public event "City and work: creating...

Closing Event @ Stand 129 - Gathering
22.09 2018, Stand 129 - Vienna
Closing event at the Viktor-Adles-Markt. All machines and tools are gone, we only stayed with the produced objects, displaying them, giving away to...

Closing Event @ Stand 129 - Exchange with Peter Haumer
22.09 2018, Stand 129 - Vienna
Peter Haumer (Papierfabrik) brought us grappa (which we served on the spot) 2 homemade marmalade jars and soap from Greek self-managed factory to e...

Closing Event @ Stand 129 - Gabriele's neckless
22.09 2018, Stand 129 - Vienna
Gabriele Michalitsch got a designed neck-less made on the spot.

5th working day @ Stand 129 - Curious Passers By
21.09 2018, Stand 129 - Vienna
By the end of the working day we displayed all of the produced balls and objects that made lots of people approach driven by curiosity.

5th working day - Hexagon Bowls
21.09 2018, Stand 129 - Vienna
Five hexagon bowls, all except one produced at Victor-Adler-Markt.

5th working day @ Stand 129 - Curious Passers By
21.09 2018, Stand 129 - Vienna
By the end of the working day we displayed all of the produced balls and objects that made lots of people approach driven by curiosity.

5th working day - Ussual working tasks
21.09 2018, Stand 129 - Vienna
Today is the last day and situation on the Stand 129 is a little bit tense, as we are trying to finish all the works, have the last lunch/discussio...

EFC meeting camp in Rome - Workshop Day 1
21.09 2018, Baobab Refuggee Place in Rome
Part of Minipogon have visited Baobab Refuggee Center in Rome during EFC meeting Idea Camp...

5th working day - Uma's plastic lids bowl
21.09 2018, Stand 129 - Vienna
A bowl was made with the colorful plastic lids of HDPE (2) plastic type brought by Uma. The white base proceeded from detergent bottles brought by ...

5th working day - VAMarkt Serie
21.09 2018, Stand 129 - Vienna
All obejcts produced at Victor-Adler-Markt displayed together. The colors dominating shades of blue, black and white are provided by the vegetable ...

Machines set back at Circular Economy exhibition @ AIL
21.09 2018, AIL, Vienna
Machines are returned back at the Circular Economy Exhibition at AIL together with more material and will stay there until the 26th of September wh...

5th working day @ Stand 129 - with Stefanie Wuschitz on Value
21.09 2018, Stand 129 - Vienna
Our last guest Stefanie Wuschitz (MZ*Baltazar) joined us for today's lunch in discussion on Value.

4th Working Day @ Stand 129 - Improving Shredder
20.09 2018, Stand 129 - Vienna
Stefan Schlee together with Chow today was busy with improving the shredder performance so no plastic bits will be any more lost in vain.

4th Working Day @ Stand 129 - with Lale on Work
20.09 2018, Stand 129 - Vienna
Our todays guest for the lunch-break conversation was Lale Rodgarkia-Dara. Lale is herself artist, sound musician and has experience in working in...

4th Working Day @ Stand 129 - Misho Udarnik
20.09 2018, Stand 129 - Vienna
Misho Kapetanovic, who was assigned by the Wienwoche Festival to help us with the translations on the Stand is now completely integrated in all wo...

4th Working Day @ Stand 129 - Shades of Blue
20.09 2018, Stand 129 - Vienna
Misho is finishing with all blue plastic boxes we collected from the Victor-Adler-Markt. They are giving particular jeans style pattern which make...

4th Working Day @ Stand 129 - Blue Plastic Crates
20.09 2018, Stand 129 - Vienna
Lots of blue plastic crates collected on the market are ready to be shredded today.

4th Working Day @ Stand 129 - with Lale on Work
20.09 2018, Stand 129 - Vienna
Todays lunch was kindly prepared by Rory Archer, so we were a bit more relieved from this task.

4th Working Day @ Stand 129 - Pressing the moulds
20.09 2018, Stand 129 - Vienna
When the mould is took out from the compressor it is very important to let it naturally cool down under high pressure. For this purpose various ha...

3rd Working Day @ Stand 129
19.09 2018, Stand 129 - Vienna
Performing usual working tasks at Victor-Adler-Markt.

3rd Working Day @ Stand 129 - with Gabriele Michalitsch on Economy
19.09 2018, Stand 129 - Vienna
Todays discussion guest was Gabriele Michalitsch, a professor on political economy at Vienna University, with whom we discussed on the topics relat...

3rd Working Day @ Stand 129 - Accident with the Extruder
19.09 2018, Stand 129 - Vienna
At some point weldings on the extruder pipe had loosen and it started spinning around detached from its base pulling all electric and heating cabl...

3rd Working Day @ Stand 129 - filling moulds
19.09 2018, Stand 129 - Vienna
Pouring shredded plastic in to the mold. Different mixtures of colored plastic is coming through, in predominance white, blue and black.

3rd Working Day @ Stand 129
19.09 2018, Stand 129 - Vienna
Performing the usual working tasks on Victor-Adler-Markt.

3rd Working Day @ Stand 129 - Jeans Line
19.09 2018, Stand 129 - Vienna
New square mold is being tested with Victor-Adler-Markt plastic resources, providing 'jeans' line design. The pot on the lef side is sparkled with ...

2nd Working Day @ Stand 129 - with Peter on WORK
18.09 2018, Stand 129 - Vienna
Our todays guest is Peter Haumer and with him we will discuss about the topic of Work in the lunch-time break.

2nd Working Day @ Stand 129 - luch break / discussion
18.09 2018, Standt 129, Viktor Adler Markt, Vienna
Lunch break discussion with Peter and great people form the market area...

2nd Working Day @ Stand 129 - Washing Plastic
18.09 2018, Stand 129 - Vienna
We start with washing collected plastic. A Russian lady who speaks Bulgarian, Uma, who already was there yesterday came today as well bringing a ful...

1st Working Day @ Stand 129
17.09 2018, Stand 129 - Vienna
Misho Kapetanovic is our helper at the Stand 129 engaged by the Wienwoche Festival for helping us in translations and communication in German. But ...

1st Working Day @ Stand 129 - Testing new Forms
17.09 2018, Stand 129 - Vienna
After the lunch we are proceeding with working tasks and testing some new forms from the plastic containers from the same Market.

1st Working Day @ Stand 129 - Discussion / MATERIAL
17.09 2018, Standt 129, Viktor Adler Markt, Vienna
Lunch time with great discussion about MATERIAL with the great people from the market place.

1st Working Day @ Stand 129
17.09 2018, Stand 129 - Vienna
We are receiving visitors and proceeding our usual tasks. At the moment testing the stamping of the bowls.

1st Working Day @ Stand 129 - Discussion / MATERIAL
17.09 2018, Stand 129 - Vienna
Todays topic for the lunch-break is MATERIAL and for this we have special visitors: Maria Sulzer (Material Koje) and Natalie Deewan (Wiener Deewan)...

1st Working Day @ Stand 129
17.09 2018, Stand 129 - Vienna
Our work attracts passers by...

1st Working Day @ Stand 129 - Lunch break
17.09 2018, Stand 129 - Vienna
In the lunch break some occasional people also join us for the cup of pottage...

MP Presentation on the Stand 129
15.09 2018, Stand 129 - Vienna
The presentation is very brief and we are letting people to ask questions.

Presentation of Minipogon on the Stand 129
15.09 2018, Stand 129 - Vienna
Current members of Minipogon about to start the discussion with demonstration.

Intro-event on the Stand 129
15.09 2018, Stand 129 - Vienna
Atmosphere at Stand 129. Various people came to see the presentation and others are approaching led by curiosity.

Intro Day - Stand 129
15.09 2018, Stand 129 - Vienna
People are gathering around machines and various discussions are going on. The formal presentation is going to begin.

Demonstration on the Stand 129
15.09 2018, Stand 129 - Vienna
Pouring shredded plastic collected from our Collection Nodes to the mold.

Cleaning the Plastic Bottles - Material Koje
15.09 2018, Stand 129 - Vienna
We brought machines and collected plastic from our two collecting spots: Wiener Deewan and Material Koje, installed the machines and we are slowly ...

MP Presentation on the Stand 129
15.09 2018, Stand 129 - Vienna
Some of our future guests during the week to come are also present: Peter Haumer, Stefanie Wursticz, Gabriele Michalitsch, Natalie Deewan...

Transporting plastic from Collection point -Wiener Deewan
14.09 2018, Wiener Deewan - Vienna
During the whole summer the Wiener Deewan was established as Minipogons plastic collection point. Thanks to Natalie Deewan.

Circular Economy exhibition opening
04.09 2018, AIL, Vienna
Opening of the Circular Economy exhibition by ARA Innovation Space Project. Chow is demonstrating extruder-injector to the visitors.

Minipogon Manual, Vol.1. english / arabic
04.09 2018, Belgrade
Download whole booklet in PDF
Minipogon user's manual / Towards...

Extruding Test #1
01.09 2018, AIL, Vienna
After few intents we managed to achieve better form with the extruder. For this we used a glass supported on the solid flat surface that allowed th...

Visiting WUK metal workshop space in Vienna
29.08 2018, WUK, Vienna
We have visited WUK metal workshop today, meeting great people and partners there and making a deals about using the space during our work in Vi...

Natalies Box
29.08 2018, WUK, Vienna
Natalie (Deewan) brought to show us collection of HDPE lids of her home consumption from the period of July/August 2018. We will make an object fro...

Minipogon at Stand 129 / flier distribution
29.08 2018, WUK, Vienna
We are distributing fliers and posters for the event we will be doing in Viennas 10th district at Victor-Adler-Markt, Stand 129.

Testing CNC at Macondo
28.08 2018, Macondo, Vienna
Lale from MZ*Baltazars Laboratory invited us to take part in the Festival she is organizing in Macondo, an immigrant neighborhood of Vienna. Chow m...

Installing Machines at AIL
28.08 2018, AIL, Vienna
We are installing machines for the ARA Innovation Space Exhibition at AIL, Vienna.

Macondo - Deportation Center
27.08 2018, Mac
The first day in Macondo Festival was dedicated to setting up and situating. We still had no electricity supply so could not connect the CNC machin...

Washing Plastic in AIL Bathroom
27.08 2018, AIL, Vienna
We are going to test for the first time our new Extruder-Injector Machine in the AIL Exhibition space. For this we got plastic lids that were colle...

Shredding Plastic Lids AIL
27.08 2018, AIL, Vienna
The lids are dried and are going to be shredded so we could put them in the Extruder.

MZ Baltazar meeting after setting up CNC machine
26.08 2018, MZ Baltazar, Vienna
Making the contact with the great people (Lale and Stefanie) from MZ Baltazar and making a deal to fix CNC machine and maybe use it for our work...

Defragmenting the CNC machine
26.08 2018, MZ Baltazar, Vienna
We have fixed the CNC machine in MZ Baltazar that was broken and defragment it for a transportation to Macondo in Vienna.

Setting up a CNC
24.08 2018, MZ*Baltazar's Laboratory, Vienna
Chow is setting up the CNC machine to operate opensource with arduino. The idea is to use it for the Macondo festival, and also see if it could be ...

Vaiting on the border for machine check
23.08 2018, Horgoš, Hungary
Resting on the border after a hard working day in Praxa Makerspace while waiting at the EU border...

ATA Carnet
23.08 2018, Belgrade > Vienna
The 3 machines are heading to Vienna where they will be presented at the ARA Exhibition and employed for Wienwoche Festival in September. For takin...

Transportation day - Belgrade to Vienna
23.08 2018, Horgoš, Hungary
Custum border control at Hungarian border. Machines are checking...

Installing Heathing Elements for the Extruder-Injector
22.08 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
Installing heating elements together with electric box, PID temperature controller...

Making the chain connector between two motors on extruder
22.08 2018, Praxa / Makerspace, Belgrade
We finished the connection between 2 motors in extruder / injection. Guy from neghbouring bike shop help us with the chain connection.

Centering the Extruder-Injector
19.08 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
Difficult task showed out to be centering all the extruder/injector components in line.

Flier for the Wienwoche Festival
17.08 2018, Belgrade
Download flier PDF
The fliers for the Winewoche Festival through which ...

Poster for the Wienwoche Festival
17.08 2018, Belgrade
The posters for the Winewoche Festival through which people will be invited to join us on Victor-Adler-Markt are finished and sent for printing an...

The Square Mould Finished
17.08 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
The square mould is finished and ready to be tested.

Building Extruder Structure
11.08 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
We decided to venture with a third machine not following the PP instructions. Our member Chow made proposal for building extruder and injector mach...

Visiting the refugee camp in Obrenovac
10.08 2018, Obrenovac near Belgrade
Today we have visited refugee camp in Obrenovac which is the most populated camp in Serbia. Most of the inhabitants are men and there are a lot ...

Cutting Square Mould in Two
10.08 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
The pieces for the square mold we asked Limar to water-jet for us were too big for fitting in our compressor, so we decided to cut them in two obta...

Visiting the refugee camp in Kikinda
07.08 2018, Kikinda, Serbia
We discussed a possibility of organizing at least some part of workshops in Kikinda refugee camp. The camp is inhabited mostly by families who ...

Visiting the refugee camp in Kikinda
07.08 2018, Kikinda, Serbia
Today we have visited refugee camp in Kikinda which is located in Vojvodina, two and a half hour driving from Belgrade. The camp is completely i...

Square Mould
04.08 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
The metal pieces that we ordered to water-jet cut from Limar are now welded and would have to be finely grinned in order to add other components. ...

Grinding Outter Mould
04.08 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
Polishing inner side of outer mold is very exhausting job and needs special tools and patience.

Collecting plastic in Vienna
03.08 2018, Material Koje
Maria Sulzer from Material Koje collected plastic for the event in September on Viktor-Adlers-Markt. Chow came to separate 'good' from 'bad' plast...

Visiting refugee camp in Krnjača
02.08 2018, Refugee Camp Krnjača
From September we will start to work in one of the refugee camps near Belgrade. For this we are organising visits to 3 camps - Krnjača, Obren...

Open Air Workshop#10
01.08 2018, Miksalište
Today we made 2 bowls with a new hexagonal bowl mould, from 2 different types of plastic 2 and 6. It seems that 2 (HDPE) gives better result in co...

Extruder-Injector / Technical Drawings Part 2
01.08 2018, --
Cross sectional diagram of the pusher, hex shaft, sprocket and extrusion screw assembly, showing ball bearing locations, attachment of the hex s...

Extruder-Injector / Technical Drawings Part
01.08 2018, --
Top: cross section view of hex shaft inside pusher assembly, showing ball bearing location Bottom : side view of extrusion screw inserted into ex...

Open Air Workshop#9 - Compressing
31.07 2018, Miksalište
arranging the colors from shredded plastic, making the plate. (guests from Milan)

Extruder-Injector View
31.07 2018, --
Perspective view of assembled extruder/injector concept. Coloured sections indicate critical positioning elements.

Nozzles for the Extruder-Injector
31.07 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
After discussing for a long time how to make a nozzle for the extruder we happen to find the already produced threaded pipe extensions that could b...

Extruder-Injector / Upper Sprocket Position
29.07 2018,
Greyscale 3d rendering of the main rotating mechanisms of the extruder: pusher, hex shaft, sprocket, ball bearing (and structural support), and ...

Open Air Workshop#8 - Compressing
27.07 2018, Miksalište
and here it is, final product - hexagonal bowl raw, before polishing

Open Air Workshop#8 - Compressing
27.07 2018, Miksalište
checking if everything is ok in the compressor...it takes around 20 min for one mould to be compressed. (guests from Vienna)

Open Air Workshop#8 - Compressing
27.07 2018, Miksalište
combining colors (HDPE shredded plastic)in the mould, for the hexagonal bowl

Open Air Workshop#8 - Compressing
27.07 2018, Miksalište
to speed up the process of cooling we are using cold water - putting the hot mold in to the water immediately after it is taken out from the compres...

Square Pot Mould Blueprint
25.07 2018, Belgrade
The mould for the square pot. Its planned to be cut from 3mm steel, welded and grinded.

Open Air Workshop#7 - Compressing
16.07 2018, Miksalište
a quick break with guys who joined us today

Open Air Workshop#7 - Compressing
16.07 2018, Miksalište
compressing is getting more efficient. here we see Uros (who helps us to move the machines every time) getting very interested in the process of co...

Heaters for the Extruder
13.07 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
the heaters for the extruder arrived, built by S...

Improving the Moulds
12.07 2018, Praxa
Moulds had to be improved for better performance. Both the chinese dishes, as the hexagon bowl mould that we made.

Open Air Workshop#6 - Compressing
10.07 2018, Miksalište

This goes serious
10.07 2018, Miksalište
Bowls made in HDPE plastic, need finishing.

Hexagon Bowl Mould Finished
08.07 2018, Praxa
The hexagon bowl mould is finished and the first test could be made.

Hexagon Bowl Mould Welded and Polished
07.07 2018, Praxa
The welded bowl mould and polished.

Hexagon Bowl Mould Parts
07.07 2018, Praxa
Bowl part have been laser cut by Limar in steel 3mm thick (5000rsd). Now we are preparing them for welding.

Hexagon Bowl Mould Welding
07.07 2018, Praxa
Starting to weld te moulds goes in phases.

Hexagon Bowl Mould Assembling
07.07 2018, Praxa
It is necessary to fix bowl mould parts with the tape very precisely so they are well positioned for welding.

Hooper for the Extruder
06.07 2018, Praxa
The hoper is cut in two folded pieces so it was easier to weld it together. It needed some tweaking as it was made to fit thinner pipe.

Making hole in the Pipe
06.07 2018, Praxa
The hole to in the pipe where hopper will come has to be cut very precisely.

Hooper Attached to the Pipe
06.07 2018, Praxa
Finally the hopper can be attached to the pipe.

Mini Plant Set Up
04.07 2018, Miksalište
Finally we set up two machines shredder and extruder working simultaneously, so the work process could go faster.

Buying pipe in Ledine / 3rd intent
28.06 2018, Ledine (RM Alkon Stahl)
We went to Belgrade suburb of Ledine to try to find the seamless pipe that would exactly fit the size of screw. We found it for the price of 2000R...

Sorting HDPE Plastic by Colours
27.06 2018, Miksalište
After PP we passed to shred HDPE plastic today.

Slobodan Neighbour the Saviour!
27.06 2018, Miksalište
The most delicate part in building the shredder consisted in how to fix the shredder box to the structure maintaining the direction of its axel co...

Minipogon working uniforms
25.06 2018, Miksalište
Embroidering signature on the working uniforms

Small Bowl
20.06 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
Small bowl (PP). The shredded plastic on the bottom didn't fused completely, but it left nice rustic effect.

Extruder Screw
17.06 2018, Precious Plastic Forum
Technical diagram of extrusion screw. The tapered core section is apparent: as the material is brought to the front of the screw, it is compress...

Bowl #2 with finishing
15.06 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
Second bowl with finishing. 250gr (PP)

Bowl #01
15.06 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
The first bowl that we had made. 200gr (PP)

Cup Tray
15.06 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
Small tray (PP)

Bowl #2 No Finishing
15.06 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
Second bowl we made, at the moment without finishing. 300gr

Installing Compressor in Miksalište
13.06 2018, Miksalište
It was necessary to do some adjustments on the compressor when we transported it to Miksalište in pieces.

Transporting Compressor to Miksalište
13.06 2018, Praxa : Miksalište
Today we transported the compressor to Miksalište in order to start compressing there. For this we had to disassemble it in pieces. Two french gir...

Working Table
13.06 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
Various compressing experiments (except the egg tray found on the garbage).

Planing new machine: Extruder&Injector
11.06 2018, Dača / Promlin
Chow and Dača are making sketches of how our new machine should be.

Compressing plastic: Test #3
09.06 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
A test is made with 2 identical stainless-steel bowls (found in the chinese supermarket 720rsd both). Plastic used: PP Temperature: 205C Duratio...

Compressing plastic: Test #3
09.06 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
A plastic bowl could also be used as a hat, for when it's raining :)

Compressing plastic: Test #3
09.06 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
3 further plastic test moulded bowls with different colours of polypropylene. Problems encountered included uneven thicknesses of the bowls and...

Compressing plastic: Test #2
08.06 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
The results show that 200 grams of plastic was not enough to fill the volume between the bowls, but melting was consistent and the thickness was e...

Compressing plastic: Test #2
08.06 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
Test mould using planar sheets of metal, separated by 4mm metal bars. The uneven results are due to insufficient amounts of plastic to fill the vo...

testing the compression - 3
01.06 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
The mould is removed from the plastic

testing the compression - 3
01.06 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
the mould is cooled under water

testing the compression - 4
01.06 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
The compressed piece of recycled plastic

testing the compression - 1
01.06 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
the mould is filled with shredded polypropylene from varous sources

testing the compression - 2
01.06 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
the mould is heated inside the oven to 160°C in order to melt the polypropylene, and the two halves of the mould are pushed together to compress...

Putting Isolation to the Compressor
26.05 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
stone wool isolation has to be cut so to leave place for passing all the wiring and ventilation tube..

Putting Isolation to the Compressor
26.05 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
All electric installations are set so we started putting stone wool isolation around the oven. Stone wool was purchased in Uradi Sam departmat st...

Putting Isolation to the Compressor
26.05 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
Attaching isolation on the compressor has to be performed outdoors as and with the required caution as the stone wool could result toxic.

Open Air Workshop#4 - Shredding
23.05 2018, Miksalište
the people around miksaliste/migrants are joining the process and are interested in the possibilities of recycling

Open Air Workshop#4 - Shredding & Shredding
23.05 2018, Miksalište
Great guy - Predrag approached us while working in front of Miksaliste, and stayed till the end, resolving various mechanical and practical probl...

Open Air Workshop#4 - Shredding
23.05 2018, Miksalište
at the beginning of the work process/shredding we have to sort the plastic by the type....today we were shredding the no.5 type of plastic (pp-poly...

Extrusion screw arrived!
22.05 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
Finally after 5 weeks extrusion screw had arrived from Indonesia. We ordered it on Precious Plastic Bazar. So far this would be the most expensive...

Open Air Workshop#3 - Shredding
09.05 2018, Miksalište
The workshop crew. Lots of shredding..

Open Air Workshop#2 - Shredding
02.05 2018, Miksiliste
Second Worksop in Miksilište! We managed to fix the problem we had with 3-phase electricity. It was done by intoducing Variable frequency drive we...

Open Air Workshop#2 - Shredding
02.05 2018, Miksalište
Our first shredded plastic! Huge dish dryer was entirely shredded and this made just enough of work for the first session. The plastic pieces even...

Open Air Workshop#1 - Prepared Plastic for Shredding (PP)
25.04 2018, Miksalište
Diverse Polypropylene plastic was washed broke in to smaller pieces and now it's ready to be shredded. We also decided to separate plastic by colo...

Open Air Workshop#1 - Preparing Plastic for Shredding (PP) - cutting
25.04 2018, Miksalište
Guys from Pakistan were cutting the plastic while sharing our life and work experiences.

Taking Shredder for a Walk
25.04 2018, Praxa - Miksalište
For the first time the Shredder was took out for a walk. We had to transport it to Miksalište (refugee day center) for its inauguration. On the ha...

Open Air Workshop#1 - Washing Plastic
25.04 2018, Miksalište
First working session in front of Miksaliđte we used for selecting, cutting and washing collected plastic. Some plastic was collected in Miksi...

Announcing the Opening of the Open Air Workshop at Mixalište
24.04 2018, Miksalište
As the warm days are coming we decided to move our works outside the basement in Praxa and bring it to the daylight. We made agreement with Miksal...

Collecting Waste Plastic
07.04 2018, Slavija
Plastic containers (from BelgrAid) are used for collecting different types of plastic from domestic use.

turning on temperature controller
03.04 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
Powering on temperature controller for the first time for testing, only the power cable is connected and all other connections are absent, to ch...

first activation of oven
03.04 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
Internal view of the oven after applying power for 1 minute. Visible in the middle is the temperature probe's braided connection on top of the c...

Compressor is almost finished
03.04 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
We ahve alomost finished the second machine - compressor! Some small electronic stuff and isolation left.

electronic temperature control system testing
03.04 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
All electronic and electric components of the oven, connected and functioning. From left to right: Original oven thermostat connected betwee...

test mold No. 1
29.03 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
the first trial mold in which we will test how the compression machine and plastic react

Drilling hole for grounding wire
25.03 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
A hole is drilled for securing the connection from the grounding wire from mains power supply to the built in grounding terminals in the oven

Grounding wire connected
25.03 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
Grounding wire connected and secured. Also note connections to the two heating elements on the near (right) side and the single element on the f...

connecting the heaters with the thermostat
21.03 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
Rear view of the oven. All heating elements are wired in parallel. The loose exposed wires are grounding terminals and will be connected to the ...

digital thermostat arrived
17.03 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
digital thermostat arrived from kupujem/prodajem https://www.kupujemprodajem.com/Digitalni-termostat-Rex-C-100- PID-SSR-40A-K-tip-senzor-57751797-o...

compressing platform completed
15.03 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
view of the compressor machine with all the parts assembled - except the electrical parts and the insulation that are yet to come

compressing platform tube
10.03 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
view of the positioned tube that raises compressing platform

compressing platform mechanism
10.03 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
view of the compressing platform mechanism without the oven

grinding the guiding tube
08.03 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
grinding welds that are attaching guiding tube to a stand

welding the guiding tube
08.03 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
view of the guiding tube being welded on to a stand

grinding the found tube
05.03 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
grinding the found tube that will be used in the mechanism of the compressing platform as a guidance

top panel for the compressing platform
05.03 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
preparation for the welding

drilling the hole in the bottom wall of the oven
05.03 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
drilling the hole for the compressing platform tube

building oven stand
02.03 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
the legs of the the oven stand are welded

side view of oven
02.03 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
side view showing oven door and gas exhaust pipe

completing the oven frame
02.03 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
the oven frame is welded onto the oven unit

the completed oven stand
02.03 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
the oven legs of the oven stand have been welded

oven and oven stand
02.03 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
oven frame and oven stand , ready to be welded together

griding the oven frame before welding
02.03 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
the surfaces to be welded are ground down to remove old welding bumps, thus ensuring the parts fit together

the oven
15.02 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
Oven unit is extracted from second hand cooker, and is ready to be worked on. Due to the design constraints of the compressor, the oven will be ...

building the oven frame
15.02 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
we ordered all metal parts for the structure for 7.500RSD. first step in making structure was to weld metal sections together to form the oven sup...

cleaning the oven parts
14.02 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
the oven is disassembled, and its parts need deep cleaning as its covered with a tick layer of fat

disassembling the cooker
14.02 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
we got the 2nd hand cooker for 3.000RSD through Kupindo.com and it is disassembled in order to extract the oven

taking the measures for the structure
14.02 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
our oven is of different size from the one given in PP instructions, so we have to calculate and adapt measures for the new structure we are going...

shredder works!
01.02 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
We connected everything and the shredder worked! And successfully shredded couple of plastic bottles..

connecting electricity
31.01 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
We bought 10.5m cable, 25AMP switch and three- phase plug in near by electric shop (3.900RSD). Miloš and Aleksandar helped us in making connexion...

fixing the motor to the structure
31.01 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
Marko, who is engineer helped us to fix the motor to the structure. This was the most delicate part that we had to solve because we opted for a ri...

Mesh no.1
29.01 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
For making mesh we need perforated metal sheet 1.5mm thick. Problem is that in Jeep our usual supplier such sheets could be purchased only as enti...

Extending the structure 2
27.01 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
Tijana, who joined our team is flattening the welds with the grinder.

Wooden board
27.01 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
We found a wooden plank by the garbage bin in front of the studio and are sanding and cutting it for the shelf in the structure. Its 30mm thick ex...

Extending the structure
25.01 2018, Praxa / Makerspace
Because the motor with reductor is bigger than we initially planned (it has lineal not lateral axis) we had to make extension of the basic structu...

making connection between motor and shredder/ making machine 1
24.01 2018, PRO-MLIN, Ledine, New Belgrade
Making the connection between shredder and motor in PRO-MLIN workspace in New Belgrade. Transport of the whole structure of the machine 1 from P...

making connection between motor and shredder/ making machine 1
24.01 2018, PRO-MLIN, Ledine, New Belgrade
Making the connection between shredder and motor in PRO-MLIN workspace in New Belgrade. Transport of the whole structure of the machine 1 from P...

motor & reductor
29.12 2017, Paraćin - Kupindo
after long consultations we decided for the motor with reductor from Paraćin, that we found on Kupindo.com. Propositions 1,5KW, 60rpm, price:...

meeting with comessariat
20.12 2017, Comessariat, Gavrila Principa
We had meeting with Commissariat for refugees discussing for a long time details of our project and possibilities for collaboration. Coordinator N...

distribution of posters for the 1st workshop
19.12 2017, Infopark, Miksalište
we distributed the posters to the places which refugees attend, Miksalište, Infopark, some were sent to the camps in Krnjača and Obrenovac

1st presentation
15.12 2017, RAS school
first presentation in RAS school - there was 3 people, we realised that we have to change the strategy and have more advanced machines in order ...

looking for motor&reductor
13.12 2017, Obrenovac
we dedicated lots of time to search for a motor with reductor for both shredder and extruder. lots of consultations and looking for different mode...

making hopper
08.12 2017, Praxa / Makerspace
hopper is made from the thin metal. We ordered parts from Jeep (500rsd) and welded it ourselves.

feet for the stability of the structure
08.12 2017, Praxa / Makerspace
because motor makes lots of turbulence it is necessary to add feet to the structure with which the whole machine will be fixed to the floor

metal structure
25.11 2017, Praxa / Makerspace
Welding metal structure for the shredder machine. Metal bars: 13 eur, Jeep, Karađorđeva

frenzekovanje
18.10 2017, Praxa / Makerspace
frenzekovanje - lowering the angle of the holes on the sides of the shredder box

assembling shredder box
17.10 2017, Praxa / Makerspace
our first working day in Praksa Makerspace in Kraljevića Marka stret in Belgrade. Assembling shredder box.

bearings arrived
11.10 2017, Živko i sinovi
bearings arrived from Živko i sinovi. Price: 860 RSD

hexagon axel
06.10 2017, kosinox.rs
we ordered hexagon axel from Kosinox.rs (Smederevski put..). Price 3.900RSD

Sshredder Box Parts Arrived
15.09 2017, Belgrade
Shredder box parts were ordered from Germany, thanks to Katharina Elke who made a contact for us, and organised a bulk order via Precious Plasti...