Shorewood Man Builds Concrete Castle With Homemade 3D Printer

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SHOREWOOD, Minn. (WCCO) – You’ve heard the saying that a man’s home is his castle.

In Shorewood, there’s one man who has taken that to the extreme.

When Andrey Rudenko couldn’t find a tree large enough to construct a fort, he took to building a 3D printer.

But it’s what he did with the printer that is truly something to behold.

“It was my dream to build someday castle,” Rudenko said.

Rudenko is a contractor by trade, with a passion for computers and architecture. But he also has quite a mind for invention.

“So the extruder is supposed to be right here,” Rudenko says pointing to the steel framework laying in the grass.

Captivated by 3-D printers, Andrey designed his own. Using steel rails, chains and motors, he built an extruder that spits out layers of concrete in whatever pattern he programs.

“Actually, it’s almost the same as a regular…

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