cant get my foam cutter to work. Answered
ok im building a foam cutter, kind of following the instructions from https://www.instructables.com/id/EK8Q92824BEP286S6S/
aaand it doesent work. i have a 10v 5 w transformer attached to a metal frame that holds the wires. and the transformer is attached to this stainless steal wire. i was thinking that maybe because i have it attached to a metal frame it sucks all the current but technically shouldent it try to "find" the thinnest place to short circuit and heat up? When I touch the wires to the frame it sparks up, so there is a current going through. And also if I just hold a piece of wire on my hands and connect it to the transformer, it doesnâ€™t heat up either.
sorry no pics, i might have some in a couple of days.
helps! or suggestions as to what the reason might be for it not working. i am trying to build model for school, alas i think the foam cutter itself is more of a project then what im building