Making a mold with coffee waste
Learn to mold, some sources
Molding as prototyping technique
For molding with coffee, some general molding techniques apply.
Below some sources.
The basics of molding:
One part mold:
Two part mold:
Why mold with coffee?
Currently materials with a long lifespan are used (silicone, ...) for making a mold, but the mold itself is only needed for the duration of the "molding" process. What if we make a mold that degrades after use?
wooden or cardboard frame (size of the containers)
Uses and difficulty
Replacements for fabric, lasercutting
*** (dirty but easy)
Bring the water to the boil. Add the sugar and let the tea steep in the water.
Allow the water to cool to a temperature not exceeding 30 °C and add the vinegar. Then pour the liquid into a plastic container and add the cut pieces of scoby. Cover the container with a cotton cloth.
After 3 weeks a new layer of scoby has formed and can be removed from the container. Clamp the scoby in the wooden or cardboard frame using clamps or nails. After drying for 1 week, the leather is ready for use.
End Of Life
- Tea mixture (up to 3 times)
- Wooden frame
- Tea & bag
Other form of waste