Forum Replies Created
I would suggest building a “Solar Oven”, it’s a very old idea with lots of available designs that you could use for your project.
You could build a Solar Oven like this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qN27f7zO2M&ab_channel=comuntierra and then make a mold to melt your plastic in the oven in the form of “plastic bricks”.
You might just need to shred the plastic, put it in the “brick” mold, place it in the solar oven, and then just wait for the sun to do its thing.
The bricks could be melted in the form of giant Legos, or using these guys idea:
I believe that kind of motors are hard to find from salvage/junk yards, you might consider using car starters, washing machine motors, but not sure if they would work.
The .dxf files were already uploaded on this forum on another thread, you can find them attached here for your convenience. If you find someone to cut the parts for you, please let me know, I need to get someone to make them for me as well.
@santybarrios yes, you just need to sent .dxf files (attached here) to a laser cutting company. The file names specify the thickness of the inox steel needed, and the amount of pieces needed of each one.
If you find someone to cut the pieces for you please let me know and we might place 2 orders, I have been trying to find a laser cutting company in florida but none of them are responding my emails
By the way. I was able to find a laser cutting company in Costa Rica, but they charge almost $500 for cutting all the parts on Inox Steel. I’m now looking for a cheaper alternative in Florida but haven’t had any luck yet.
I also contacted about 10 recycling centers and none of them sell resins (shredded plastic) or pellets, so I’ll have to find a way to shred my own plastic until I can afford to make the shredder. A kitchen blender perhaps?
Pura vida 😉
I’m looking for the same, I have emailed at least 10 Laser Cutting companies in Florida but haven’t got 1 simple reply.
Sorry for the late response, I just joined this forum today 😉
Your motor looks perfect, but 1730RPM is way too fast. You might need to add a reductor on your motor to reduce the RPM to aproximately 60~70RPM