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  • stuffdone commented on WardWorks's instructable Build a Plastic Vacuum Former5 months ago
    Build a Plastic Vacuum Former

    Why not a small fan (metal blade protruding inside ) to circulate hot air? Mount motor outside the cement board with only steel shaft poking through and put a metal blade to stir the air. Slow speed, just enough to make for even temperature. Thinking small DC motor so you can easily control RPM

    Cool idea. I have wondered what to do with the 1500 watt heater elements saved from a defunct space heater. There are three, nicly shaped like very thin bricks!I already have a pump, originally from an O2 generator. Twin cylinder. Also have an air tank gathering dust.Since electrical and electronics are my thing I think what I would do is wire so the pump and heater would not run at same time to avoid tripping a breaker. Once you have saved a vacuum in the tank than your heat switch turns the pump off and the heat on.Limit switches on the arm wired so when you pull down to form, it automatically disconnects heaters and reconnects the pump.Another limit switch at bottom travel to operate a solenoid valve to allow vacuum to pull down plastic when it reaches the platen. (alternativly a bu...

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    Cool idea. I have wondered what to do with the 1500 watt heater elements saved from a defunct space heater. There are three, nicly shaped like very thin bricks!I already have a pump, originally from an O2 generator. Twin cylinder. Also have an air tank gathering dust.Since electrical and electronics are my thing I think what I would do is wire so the pump and heater would not run at same time to avoid tripping a breaker. Once you have saved a vacuum in the tank than your heat switch turns the pump off and the heat on.Limit switches on the arm wired so when you pull down to form, it automatically disconnects heaters and reconnects the pump.Another limit switch at bottom travel to operate a solenoid valve to allow vacuum to pull down plastic when it reaches the platen. (alternativly a button on the handle)I may make a slightly smaller version due to space and the fact that I mostly would make smaller items.

    I have a new electronic temperature controller laying around. I think one of those would do the trick. You can buy them on Amazon for $17 giving you dial in temperature with digital read out. Be sure to get the 120 V verson as they are also avalable in other voltages.

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  • World First! DIY Real 4k (UHD) Beam Projector

    Wondering: A couple of years ago I made a laser projector (ILD) using an RGB laser module. In un-modulated mode when turned on it delivers a REALLY powerful white light beam. Could this be expanded to provide a light souce for this project. They are really not all that expensive for the 250mw version.

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  • stuffdone's instructable Tracked ZTR Vehicle From Mower Chassis's weekly stats: 8 months ago
    • Tracked ZTR Vehicle From Mower Chassis
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