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Yeah i already have a modified cross cut paper shredder and it destroys water bottles to tiny flakes with ease. Im gonna try to put this filament factory together and see how it works out. Im mostly doing this as a way to give plastic bottles a new use since i know most people dont care to recycle
Quick question. Im in the process of buying a 3D printer but i quickly realized how expensive filament is. So i had the idea to make my own plastic recycler since we seem to go through cases of water in no time. So if i wanted to make plastic pellets out of the PET plastic of water bottles would this extruder work to turn it into filament?
Thank you for the reply! Yeah i figured i would need something like a grinder to shred those bottles apart, and aside from saving money buying pellets i wanted to throw in a bit of green and help save the planet lol.
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To be honest just about any skillet will work. Im using an old one we had in the house (my mom burned chicken in it so she didnt want to cook with it anymore) the one im using has teflon which is great because the boards are easy to slide around. If you can find one at a thrift store that has a pretty good surface i would buy that and experiment with it. The hot plate method is great with parts containing a lot of plastic. Hot air tends to melt the plastic on things such as usb ports really easy. Hope this helps :)
Awesome instructable! Personally i prefer the skillet method but this is mostly due to the fact that ive been doing it forever, i do all my PCBs 100% SMD. A cheap skillet on the stove sure beats trying to solder 50 components by hand lol.
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I remember seeing this on youtube last week. Absolutely amazing!!! And then i get an email for an instructable!? Im definitely adding this piece to my room!
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Any chance you have a link to a page in english? I cant figure out with button is the buy button.
Where did you buy the 64 X 32 OLED screen? All of the ones im finding only have the flex cable not something i can solder wires to.
Amazing instructable! I remember reading about these bugs in one of the eveil genius books and they were small enough to fit in a soda cap running off of a 3V button cell battery. Is there any way to adapt this circuit to also work on 3V instead of 9V? Shrinking it down is what interests me as im planing on using 0603 SMD components for it.
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