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Felfil Evo is an open source filament extruder

This desktop device turns pellets, materials from defective prints and recycled waste into 3D printer filament.

Even as accessible as 3D printers have become, you still need filament in order to bring your idea to life. Unfortunately, this leaves you at the mercy of manufactures, which as you can imagine (or know all too well) can be costly. This is why a growing number of Makers are turning to desktop extruders capable of transforming inexpensive pellets into suitable materials for your printer.


Hoping to help lead the way to affordability is Turin-based startup Collettivo Cocomeri, who has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its easy-to-use, open source filament extruder. The Felfil Evo is looking to enable anyone to produce their own resin out of industrial pellets, excess materials from defective or unused prints, and even recycled waste.

Upon getting started, you’ll have the option to choose your desired color, diameter and type of filament, depending on the job at hand. The pellets or granules are poured into a hopper, melted by three heaters and spit out through a carefully-designed brass nozzle where it is cooled down. According to its creators, the lowering of the temperature allows for greater consistency of the final product, whose diameter can come in either 1.75mm, 2.85mm or 3mm.


It should also be noted that Evo can extrude any thermoplastic polymer whose melting temperature does not exceed 300°C (572°F). The temperature control is handled through an Arduino-driven and customizable PID system. Thanks to its easy-to-navigate menu, you’ll be able to select a preset or fine tune your preferences via its display and adjacent knob.

Those wishing to get their hands on an Evo have three options. Targeted at more experienced Makers, the basic kit includes only essential components: a gear motor, aluminum structural support, an extruding screw, thermal insulation, a folding chamber and a nozzle, along with 200g of PLA pellets. Other components, such as heaters and electronics, are up to the user to purchase on their own, based on their needs. Meanwhile, the complete kit comes with everything necessary to begin, as well as a step-by-step instruction manual. Lastly, a fully-assembled Evo is available as well for the inexperienced and/or those just seeking an out-of-the-box experience.


Interested? Head over to Evo’s Kickstarter campaign, where the Collettivo Cocomeri crew is well on their way to reaching their $34,172 goal. If all goes to plan, delivery is slated for May 2016.

25 smart crowdfunding campaigns you may want to back this week

Every Friday, we’re taking a look at some of the smartest, most innovative projects that caught our attention on Kickstarter and Indiegogo over the last seven days. 



This modular smartwatch lets you piece together various links on its strap, each with their own function. BLOCKS has accrued well over its initial Kickstarter goal of $250,000.



This series of high-res, upgradable 3D printers provide Makers with a touchscreen user interface, remote monitoring and print job management via Wi-Fi and Ethernet. Raise3D has already well surpassed its goal of $50,000 on Kickstarter.



This lineup of embedded sportswear stimulates each of your major muscle groups to help you achieve your fitness goals faster than ever. Antelope Club has blown right past its $50,000 goal on Indiegogo.



This DIY kits empowers Makers to assemble, configure and control their own robot. KEYi Technology is currently seeking $75,000 on Kickstarter.

Glassy Zone


This wearable device tracks your surfing activity as well as your exposure to UV rays. Glassy Pro is currently seeking $35,000 on Indiegogo.



This beautifully-crafted camera system empowers drivers to easily capture, edit and share interesting moments right from the road. Waylens has already quadrupled its goal of $55,000 on Kickstarter.

Shammane Smartwatch


This elegant wearable packs all of the technology and connectivity you’d expect from a smartwatch, without sacrificing style. Shammane is currently $55,000 on Indiegogo.



This upgrade for your existing intercom allows you to enjoy all the benefits of a smart lock without having to change a single thing at your door. LOCUMI LABS just hit its goal of $56,860 on Kickstarter.



This innovative, cloud-linked computer will make it so that you never again have to worry about your hard drive, backing up files or installing software. Solu Machines is currently seeking $227,812 on Kickstarter.



This set of wireless earbuds features a battery-boosting smartphone case for charging and storage. Alpha Audiotronics is currently seeking $200,000 on Kickstarter.



This reliable, high-speed desktop 3D printer spits out objects six times faster than other consumer machines. Readybox has successfully attained its $12,000 goal on Kickstarter.



This countertop-sized biolab enables you to grow living cells and to create new and interesting things, such as fragrances, flavours, materials and medicine. Amino Labs is currently seeking $12,500 on Indiegogo.

Felfil Evo


This open source 3D printer extruder lets you produce your own filament ranging in color, diameter and material. Collettivo Cocomeri is currently seeking $34,172 on Kickstarter.



This connected unit backs up the content from all your devices, either automatically or upon request. Novathings is currently seeking $79,605 on Kickstarter.



This small, lightweight and ready-to-fly APRS tracker will diminish the headaches and costs associated with high-altitude ballooning. Mike Bales is currently seeking $22,000 on Kickstarter.



This smart, customizable and extremely fun doorbell allows you to select from various modes, and to monitor the doorstep right from your smartphone. meeba is currently seeking $40,000 on Indiegogo.



This pair of earbuds lets you to enjoy high-quality sound, all while accessing your smartphone with simple voice commands and slight head movements. LBTECH is currently seeking $250,000 on Kickstarter.



This body scanner can quickly and accurately take your measurements to ensure you always get perfectly-fitting clothes when shopping online. Tom Brooks and Pietro Veragouth are currently seeking $30,000 on Kickstarter.



This unobtrusive system analyzes electricity usage and sensor data to learn an elderly person’s daily routine and notify family members know if things don’t seem right. Howz is currently seeking $91,981 on Kickstarter.



This medical-grade lens attaches to any smartphone camera, enabling you to take crystal-clear images of the moles on your skin. First Derm is currently seeking $25,000 on Indiegogo.



This Arduino-compatible, USB MIDI controller bridges the gap between hardware and software to offer you a complete synthesizer experience. Soudforce Controllers is currently seeking $17,036 on Kickstarter.



This 15-centimeter interactive binary ruler not only lets you draw straight lines, but boasts seven logic gates, four flip flops and a four-bit binary counter. Bradley Slattery is currently seeking $2,935 on Kickstarter.

Tinker Tie


This hackable, Arduino-compatible LED bow-tie can last over 20 hours on a single charge. Atom Computer is currently seeking $1,000 on Kickstarter.



This nifty little gadget converts your body heat into everlasting light, without any external energy source. Rost is currently seeking $5,000 on Kickstarter.

Did you happen to miss last week’s notable campaigns? If so, you can check them out here.