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5-6mm square Paper Shredder???

Is there such a thing out there in Shredder-Land that makes squares about 5-6 mm?  

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fix a paper shredder Answered

I need help fixing a paper shredder it has a crack in the compartmen5 holding the shredders an ideas?

Question by CarStalkerZ    |  last reply


compost shredder-bike ?

Looking for ideas/designs to create a bike powered compost materials shredder?

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Hamster-powered paper-shredder!

The hamster turns the wheel, the paper is shredded into the cage providing the critter with more bedding.Tom Ballhatchet(See the other projects there too)L

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Paper Shredder won't stop Answered

Ativa MDM 8000 in auto mode should time out and turn the motor off after last shred but no longer does this, just keeps running. Took apart and cleaned all sensors but did not help. Checked all wiring, looked OK.  Any ideas how to fix ? Must be a problem with circuit board.

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Modding a Lawnmower into a Shredder / Mulcher

Hello everyone. I have a simplelawnmower with a briggs 6HP motor. I want to use it to shred/grind aged horse manure compost in the easiest way possible. The mower has a side shoot, but it has a spring loaded trap door covering it right now. It also has a trap door for a back discharge bag, which is also closed and I don't have the bag, I have thought of 2 options for this myself. 1) Cut a hole in the sheet metal base of the mower beside the motor, on the left hand side if you were pushing the mower, so that I can shovel in the manure.. Cover the bottom of the mower under the blades with 1/4 - 1/2" hardware cloth. Elevate mower off the ground on cinder blocks over tarp. Hoping it would shoot the shredded mulch out the bottom, through the metal hardware cloth onto the tarp to be collected. Problems I foresee : If the regular discharge outlet on the right side of the mower blows grass out, will my hole i cut in the left side of the mower suck inward, or also blow out? Obviously this wouldn't work if the area I'm trying to shovel in is blasting air out. Would the shredded compost be blown downward? It's really the only place for it to go except the hole I would be shoveling in at. This is the simplest way I can think of. I would prefer to do something like this. Perhaps if it wouldnt work stock like this then I could maybe reverse the blade? I don't have a welder, btw. 2) Much cooler option but I dont really have the time, material, or know how would be to run a pulley to a seperate trash can with its own blade at the bottom and wire mesh under that. Any idears?

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People powered woody garden waste shredder

Would someone please make an instructable for a hand or bike powered 'shredder' or 'chipper'  that doesn't involve welding.  Bahi did a great one, but it requires welding, and we don't have that available. The woody stuff that needs making into much smaller pieces are: orach stems, collard and kale stems, summer squash vines, perpetual spinach roots, tomato stems and Florence fennel stalks (they get to be about eight feet tall each year). 

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Can you buy or build manually-powered leaf shredder? Answered

At my local Community Garden, we are not allowed to use power tools, but we would like to shred the piles of leaves we get each fall. Web searches for "manually-powered leaf shredders" have yielded no useful results. It seems that a hand-cranked leaf shredder should already exist somewhere. Does anyone know how leaves were shredded before the advent of gasoline and electric shredders? Any Instructables inventor interested in tackling this issue?

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I would seriously like to make a Shredder costume. Any suggestions?

Thats right, Shredder. Not like the office appliance. Like the TMNT villian.Ideally it would look like this: Enter the ShredderBut I imagine it will end up more like this: Costume image from FlickrWhat kind of materials should I use? Any ideas for getting the shapes right? I don't want to spend too much.

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Push Lawn Mover to Shredder Question

So, if I built a wooden box about 8" off the ground with a frame rail on the inside that was the size of my mower, set the mower inside on the frame rail and fastened it to the box, would it be possible to use the side discharge chute as an input chute to shred leaves ? Normally the air force is outward, but with the mover off the ground could that be reversed ? Yes, the above is an over-simplification, but conceptually might it work ? I figured I would ask some people much more knowledgeable than me before I wasted a lot of time.Thanks

Question by JackM74    |  last reply


More questions about an office shredder than you might expect :)

EDIT: I ruined it so I will not be fixing it. But I'm sure this gets typed into Google a lot so if you reply it will help others... I recently received one of those big (ish) office paper shredders from a company of a relative of mine to take apart (they know me... :) because it wasn't working like it was supposed to. After having the idea of fixing and selling it, I read online and figured out that the shredder had never been oiled, so I did that. But the shredder (motor) keeps heating up, like A TON compared to the 12-15 sheets it's supposed to handle. I can shred maybe 4 sheets at a time maybe 20 in total before it shuts down in the middle of the operation. I think this might be for overheating protection. Does anyone know what would make the motor heat up so much? Maybe paper dust got into the motor/bearings and makes it work extra hard? And it's not like I can turn it by hand because of these gears. I think it's a brushless motor but it's hard to tell because it's very compact inside. I do know that after it had shut down, I stopped working on it for other reasons, but after two whole hours I came back to work on it and was shocked to find out the motor was slightly warm! Anyone know? I can't find any more info on Google. Thanks!

Question by Yonatan24    |  last reply


anyone teaching how to make coco peat shredder / separator machine?

Anyone teaching how to make coco peat shredder / separator machine? i saw a lot of video showing it off on youtube but no one is actually teaching it. i would really like to learn how to DIY one, since i like planting and stuff and need coco peat but it is quite expensive here.

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how could i modify a straight cut paper shredder to cut the paper to certain dimensions?

I want to put A4 paper in landscape and for it to come out cut into 34 pieces (each piece is about 9.5mm) any help would be greatly appreciated

Question by tcollins3    |  last reply


I want to turn my paper shredder to a chicken coop door opener?

Hi everyone im new to this i have a new shredder that i dont need or use and i want to turn it to a open and close mechanism to my chicken coop. im fairly knowledgeable about electricity, how over electronics is not my specialty. i already took the mechanism apart and saved what i need to make it work what i need is to figure out the electric part of it. if someone can help that would be great.  Eli. 

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does someone want to make a tobacco shredder?

Hi Guys, one of my new hobbies is going to be growing tobacco, I know how to grow and cure it but what I need is a decent method to shred it. I can slice it with a knife but the strands turn out too big for hand rolling, there are commercial products around which can shred tobacco but the best around for the home grower which doesnt cost the earth only cuts to about 1.5mm now what I need is 0.5mm. I was thinking of was to combine 2 ideas, this one which seems to be based on the old victorian tobacco shredders http://www.howtogrowtobacco.com/forum/cpg14x/albums/userpics/10155/normal_b_processequipcutter.JPG with this one, which uses a nice method of keeping the tobacco compressed and moviing it slowly with out chopping your fingers off. http://lh5.ggpht.com/_2A4aHZ23tp4/S5P-L7KOxaI/AAAAAAAABnA/KqWk0ZoLf90/s640/loaded%20shredder%201%202010_03050006.JPG the above used a handle which turns a theaded spindle which pushs the block along by a fraction, you then use a knife to take a slice off the end. now there is an automated one someone made in new zealand which looks awesome, this also uses a thread but they have put a ratchet spanner on the spindle so it automatically moves it along. So does anyone fancy this as a project? it would have to be easy to make, made from materials which are easy to come by for normal people, it must be cheap and it must be able to produce a really fine cut at least 0.5mm good enough for hand rolling tobacco.

Topic by n1cod3mus    |  last reply


Decrease plastic recyclables volume, possibly a shredder? Answered

We recycle everything that our county accepts, and by far, the plastics take up more space than anything else.  There is a large amount of air volume inside and between bottles.  I've seen the trick where you compress the bottle and then screw on the lid, but this isn't practical for a lot of containers.  What I would like to see would be some way to reduce a plastic container to smaller pieces that would take up less space.  It needn't be ground into pellets, just cut small enough to reduce the wasted air volume. I've thought of two possibilities, but I'm open to other suggestions.  One is some kind of motorized shredder that would grind/cut the plastic.  The other is a large container, similar to the slap-chopper kitchen gadget, that would have blades to slice the plastic. I have three main requirements.  It must be more convenient than taking scissors or a knife and manually cutting up the bottle.  It must be able to handle most common plastic bottles up to large laundry detergent size, and reduce their overall volume.  The third is it must be fairly safe to use.  We will be adopting soon and I don't want to have to worry about small children falling into the bottle grinder.  :-)

Question by webman3802    |  last reply


(newsletter) Toddler Guitar Hero, Homemade Pizza Recipes, Printer Shredder

Toddler Guitar Hero Controller Homemade Pizza Recipes Printer Shredder Dystopic Lamp Easy Compression Bookshelf Glass Beads from Broken Bottles Money Origami Collapsible Bed Frame Wristband Light Writer Ball Bearing Rollercoaster Handmade Rings Position Sensitive MIDI Drum Pad Birch and Aluminum Desk Waterproof Camera Case DIY Disc Golf Target

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What should I do with surplus Vacuum Motors?

I buy and sell vacuums and parts. I end up with an endless supply of vacuum motors and abs plastic frames. These are mostly all Shark Navigator UV440 or Shark Rotator UV560 Vacuums (Grey, White, Clear, and Burgundy ABS plastic) I recently got a 3-d printer, and I re-purposed a heavy duty paper shredder into a nice plastic shredder based on this: https://www.instructables.com/id/50-Plastic-Shredder-Grinder-Recycler/ I am now building a filament extruder to recycle the vacuum frames into filament. Can I/how would I use a vacuum motor to make the extruder? Any other ideas for vacuum motors? I literally have an endless supply, and it would be great if I could do something with them other than make my weekly trip to the recycling center.

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Green craft with recycled PET bottles

We are beguinning studies to create new objects with recycled PET bottles. Could you present us to peoples who are working in the same theme in U.S.? Thank you! Miriam Mitsuko Utsumi and Takashi Utsumi www.utsumi.com.br/pet

Question by Takashi Utsumi    |  last reply


How can I put an electric starter on a pull start Briggs and Stratton engine?

I'm 50 and have a herniated disk in my back. It hurts me to start my chipper/shredder. I'd like to put an electric starter on it, but need guidance as to type of starter motor, how to attach a battery, etc.

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Can Hardwood Shred ABS?

I am thinking of making a prototype plastic crusher/shredder out of a hardwood instead of steel. Do you think that a hardwood would be able to grind a plastic such as abs into small pellets? If so what kind of wood would be best? What if I made a plywood out of hardwood to strengthen the grain? What if I just use nice plywood?

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Need ideas on how to make an automatic photo slicer/cutter...

I'm playing with a digital photobooth which prints out 2 vertical strips per piece of 4x6 photo paper.  It works great, and I just cut the paper in half (the long way to separate the two strips. I'm looking for a way to automate this.  I've tried pre-perforating the paper, which works but is not ideal.  I've also just manually used a paper cutter (both rotary and guillotine style). My goal: an automatic paper cutter that will cut a 4x6 photo in half the long way. I've actually started building a device that is basically a slot to guide the paper, and a turning rotary blade.  The paper gets dropped in the top, is drawn through the turning rotary blade in the middle, and is spit out the bottom.  It works on small scraps of paper, but lacks the power to really cut through an entire piece of photo paper.  Also, it's built out of MDF wood and I lack the tools to make it precise enough to cut accurately. The cutting mechanism seems to be the big holdup.  I tried with my hand - a rotary blade (even a big sharp one) requires quite a lot of pressure to cut the photo, and it's not something the photo paper can just drop through via gravity.  I'd have to get a much stronger motor. But I'm starting to brainstorm - is there a better way?  I think ideally I'd have a mechanism like an electric paper shredder - two rolling bars with disc-shaped metal blades.  The blades are not thin & sharp like a razer... just sharply-square on their edges so that paper get gets caught between them gets cut.  I'd have a paper shredder with just two of those roller/blades, so it would just cut right down the middle. However, all paper shredders I've found are cross cut (which would pulverize the photo), or have grippy teeth that mangle the paper leaving very rough edges. So let's brainstorm... what kind of cutting mechanisms might work?  What are make-able in a garage with limited tools?  How could I create my own custom paper-shredder type roller-blades? Any ideas, thoughts, questions are welcome.  It seems simple on the surface, but I've built two prototypes and still don't have a workable solution. Thanks! (And yes, I'll turn it into an instructable when it gets done) SUMMARY: (I'll try to summarize the current ideas here) -Use a mini saw blade and work it like a mini table saw. -Create some kind of rotary die cutter. -Automate a normal guillotine paper cutter (lots of electronics and sensors).

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How To Inflate Plastic Bottles- into balloons- With Heat and Air Pressure?

1).  I would like to use PET drinking water bottles  and polyethylene plastic bottles ( taco Sauce, mustard, plastic juice bottles)- for insulation in an  attic? Choice 1). using a heat source like a heat gun and my air compressor can I inflate old PET plastic water bottles - into balloons to act as insulation spheres ?   Each week  I would spend time turning the plastic bottles into thin-walled spheres that would fill up the attic with light-weight spheres- maybe the size of a soccer ball?  . 2). If Not  choice 1). lets learn how to process plastic bags and packaging into a shredded stringy material to do the attic insulation job. The source of bottles is endless and I hate recycling these to the city and then purchasing expensive fiberglass batt insulation at $40 per roll.  Any DIY wizards try this stuff?  I could literally mega-insulate the attic. If treating the material with Sodium tetra-borate  borax -to get a fire resistance that is doable too. They make clothes, blankets, molded items and padding routinely from old bottles: Why can't I? I would build a shredder or modify a branch shredder machine to do this and make it my recycling hobby over the long term.

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Oops!

Over the years I've done a lot of things that didn't work out well, and I try learn something from them  hoping to avoid similar problems in the future. I think ibles  needs a place to share these 'educational moments'  to help others avoid pitfalls and to console with laughter anyone who is sitting amidst the ruins of their own project.   So here's the  place to share.    I'll go first........... My first dramatic failure at about age 8 - Gluing glitter onto balloons. Not a good idea. The glue popped the balloon (I think it was 'airplane glue' ) The result was glue and glitter everywhere (including in my eyes) and a lot of unhappiness. Then there was the hot glue surprise -  Using a glue gun to close drip irrigation holes in a garden hose.  It plugged the holes and worked just fine in the overcast cool spring weather. Then a rare sunny day  heated the hose, and all those plugs melted and the holes started jetting water.  I hadn't realized how hot a green hose in the sun could get. And I have made some just plain stupid moves - like spending hours pulling all the shreds of paper out of the toothed wheels on the paper shredder.... you know how they get sucked inside.  After getting it all clear I thought I might as well lubricate the thing with spray silicon stuff.  So far so good. And then I was so excited to see how it much better it would work, I turned it on.  Flash of flame, slightly singed eyebrows, and a TOTALLY dead smoking shredder.  Ummm.... it's really worthwhile to let solvents totally evaporate before turning on electrical things.

Topic by mole1    |  last reply


Windows help. (Comp)

My computer is slowing down by the minuete. we shut it off after a storm completely unplugged when we started it back up it was slower than usual. but we didnt think of it.time passed and sooner it slowed down hosting on warcraft. my moms games wont open on internet explorer and usually when she does get them...they freeze right before the end. then it takes 5 mins to shut it down. help? edit: thanks people, its goin 500% faster now i got windows defender avast!,spy shredder and somthing called storage protecter appeared now to restart my computer and install all the updates. i also got rid of alot of the crap i had in my programs.

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could someone make an adaptor for my hot glue gun to melt zipstrips

I want to make an adapter for my hot glue gun to melt zip-ties that way i can turn them into filament for my 3d printer. just saying... If it could melt zip-ties and make filament why not use it to melt pop bottles? I could cut the top and bottom off a pop bottle and slice the sides up in a paper shredder then take the shreds and put them in  a hot glue gun to make the pop bottle into filament for my 3d printer. a little help please ? / what would I need to do to make this? I have the ability to print anything if someone could help design it. I wll share it with EVERYONE !

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Surgery

I've been under a great deal of stress lately. First off, there's the new school schedule. It cut lunch in half (By the time you get out of line with your food, lunch is over), doubled the amount of homework, and cut the time you have to do that work in half. (It basically scr*wed everyone) This schedule was supposedly based on a school vote (I guarantee at least 90% of the student body voted NO), but those "votes" went strait to the shredder. I've been doing 5-6 hours of homework every night. To add to this stress, I had my driving test, which I thankfully passed. That isn't the worst of it though. A few days ago we found a bloody lump on Mazee's neck, and we are worried sick that it is cancer. She went into surgery yesterday to get it removed, and we are anxiously waiting for the test results. Mazee has been crying and moaning all day, and I feel really bad about it. IT'S NOT CANCER! :DIt was Benign Hemangioma, a non-cancerous tumor.

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Halloween Easy Costumes Winners

First of all - congratulations to all the finalists! Our Halloween Easy Costumes finalists shared some absolutely fantastic costumes! Here at Instructables we are always impressed with how the simplest of materials can be turned into the most amazing Halloween costumes. Not only were our finalists super creative and resourceful, their costumes were well documents and could easily be recreated on a small budget and with very little time. We loved reading all the tips and tricks for getting a costume just right, substituting materials and customization. Picking winners was challenging, but we know you'll be just as impressed as we are with them! And so, without further ado... FIRST PRIZE Composer Busts by davidandora. This costume is not only incredibly easy to do, but it's an original concept and looks fantastic. Another fun attribute is that it looks even better when grouped together, so this costume is perfect for you and your friends! SECOND PRIZE (alphabetical order) HAWKEYE. by Mr.Sanchez How to make a Thor Costume by The Rambler Minecraft Steve Costume by pjkumpon pjkumpon's Minecraft Steve Costume was one of the best we've got on Instructables - looks amazing and the finishing touches like adding velcro to keep the head on straight or adding foam for comfort truly made it a top notch costume! Hawkeye and Thor used hot glue and craft foam in fabulous and inventive ways - both costumes are definite proof that those two materials can make great costume armor. THIRD PRIZE (alphabetical order) Duct Tape TMNT Shredder Costume for $8.11 by imamathguy Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader (Kid-friendly) by eric3dee Make an award-winning costume in one night with packing tape and newspaper by morganlemae Mr. Fredrickson from UP - Halloween costume, 8mo+ by T_Albrecht YOSHI HOODIE by jtrask1 Our third prize winners really shined when it came to using household and ready made materials! Mr. Fredickson's PVC pipe walker was perfect - and we loved the idea of adding extra weight to it to help with stability. And the sweater vest and bow tie were too cute! Shredder's cardboard and duct tape armor came together quick and was ingenious - the duct tape is a great substitute for metal. The Yoshi Hoodies were a great project - we loved how the author took a simple piece of clothing and was able to make a cute costume that looked great and was easy to wear out trick or treating! morganlemae's tree costume shows the potential of packing tape in costume making - I can't wait to see if it spawns more packing tape costumes. And last but not least, the creative use of materials like ace bandages and a milk jug for the Luke Skywalker and Vader costume was really impressive - not to mention the absolutely adorable photos! Congratulations to all that entered! It was so much fun reviewing all the entries. Our Halloween contests make us realize we truly have the most creative and expressive community on the internet. You are all amazing - thank you for sharing with us. :D

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Mash-Up Contest Winners Announced

Instructables and ReadyMade magazine are happy to announce the winners of the Mash-Up Contest!We judged from among the over 180 entries, with an amazing variety of mash-ups. Clearly, almost anything can be repurposed with some skill and imagination! ReadyMade and Instructables are happy to salute that innovative spirit, and award some cool prizes. Grand Prize! Winner of a Coby Personal Media Player 4.3" widescreen with video recording and SD card slot, a $250 Michael's Gift Card, and an Instructables robot t-shirt. Stool made from bike parts and crutches by zieak First Prize - These two First Prize winners will each receive a sewing machine (a Janome HeartTruth sewing machine or a Singer sewing machine) and an Instructables robot t-shirt. Super iPod by sun USB Cooling Fan (from a broken drive) by BlindSight Second Prize - These ten Second Prize winners will each receive a VPX Black & Decker tool set and an Instructables robot t-shirt. Winners shown in alphabetical order. The Apple Remote Watch Blu-Ray Laser Phaser! Boom Bag Gas Powered Shredder How To Make A Dressy Hoodie Light Up Top Lightshow Make:NYC Badge Contest entry NES ZAPPER!!! Pole Saw to Gutter Rake Conversion Time Warp Since the Mash-Up Contest was limited to US entries, these otherwise awesome projects weren't eligible; we'll try to do something nice for the authors. Check out their great ideas!How to build a wood fired hot tub Make a digital clock from an old B&W; laptop Toilet paper roll - lamp CAFFEINE BOOST YOUR HOME WIFI Air Canada Sound Pillow Network Cards NotebookVoting was done by staff at Instructables and ReadyMade magazine. Winners will be contacted via Instructables private message with prize claim instructions.

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3D printing filament recycling guide

If you print a lot then you also have a lot of plastic to waste.Support structures, brims, failed parts....At some stage you start to wonder if it makes sense to invest into a filament extruder.A filament extruder is a simple way to make you own filament.A 25kg bag of granules in ABS cost only a few bucks and it will last like forever.It also the prefered choice for a plastic extruder of any sort - fresh, new and clean material!I do collect a lot of leftover plastic from my projects, is it worth getting a machine to recycle it?Trust the advertisements of the commercially available models you buy one right away - if you can afford it...But there is always a catch!What are the basic requirements when collecting you already used filament?It would be easier to state what you should avoid at all costs, so let me start with the most forgiving filament types - ABS and PLA....Both will require that you keep your filament clean at all costs.You want dust removed before the filament even enters you print head and same for all that you want to recycle.Conatminents are the biggest deal breaker when you recycle filament!!!That means parts of dissimilar materials,like when printing with two heads are just rubbish and go in the recycling bin outside.The difference between ABS and PLS for recycling comes with the material properties.ABS, if not printed too hot does not change too much, PLA on the other side usually ends up to be more brittle than new filament.ABS should not be heated too high, same for PLA when you recycle.But when PLA gets too hot it not only becomes really runny but also deteriotes very quickly.Run a bit of PLA through print head like when changing filament or cleaning the head.Do one run at normal temperatur, one run at 240°C and compare how the extruded and colled string reacts ;)PLA is also prone to oxidisation and burning, espcially the black type is tricky here as you won't be able to see it, so avoid black if possible.If it happens then you end up with rock hard piece, the size depends and can be tiny or bigger than a grain of sand.A total nightmare if you did not spot that black spot in the filament and let the recycled stuff run through your printer.A total block of the nozzle is the result.Nylon I can't really recommend for recycling, too complext to handle it properly.Same for filled filament like the wood or metal types.With them it is really easy to accumulate a lump of filler that does the same block to your nozzle.To wash or not to wash....No matter what you try there will be always some contaminents that end in your collected material.ABS can be washed with water and does not require too much fancy drying.If in doubt you can even try your dishwasher or with a good bag your washing machine - both require proper rinsing several times and the last run with some added alcohol to demineralised or destilled water.I use a box with a flyscreen cover and let it dry outside in the sun for a while.PLA does not go too well with water especially with added soaps or detergents.On the other hand it has no big problems tolerate things like Acetone.Downside such solvents also dissolve a lot of contaminats which mean even though you can recycle your washing Acetone many, many time you always need fresh Acetone for the rinsing.If you can try too keep all as clean as possible to eliminate the need for washing.Can I get better results from my cheap filament maker or the one I build for some online instructions?I find that there is always room to improve on things.Before you even think about extruding your home made filament think about how to get your failed print into the thing ! ;)The most vital part comes before you even heat the machine unless it is a really fancy one with a build in and big enough shredder.That is right you need a shredder of sorts to be able to get your recycled material fine enough for the filament maker.Some models you might quickly find as tutorials to build your own use basically a big wood drill for the mechanical part to simulate a meat grinder for plastic.Even the better ones for real money often use this basic system in one way or another.The problem is that you need to get all air out the material before it ends up to be the outgoing string you roll up.Any bubbles in filament will certainly have consequences if the bubble appears during the printing of visible areas.Imagine printing in vase mode and hitting a bubble during the last 20 minutes of a 3 hour print...Unless it is dirt simple hobby built there will some mechanism to deal with the air.However if what goes in is already very fine material it melts easier and air has it a lot easier to find a way out.A good shredder will produce quite small granules but not strips or blocks.The have their limits for intake size though.The best way to get through bigger builds is a band saw, if have a clean table you can even recycle the "saw dust".I prefer to heat bigger parts in the oven at moderate temps and then to use a hammer or press to flatten it first.No shredder or no money to add one to the list? No problem!If your filament maker does not have a pre-heated feeding area of sorts it makes sense to add one with aheating mantle and external temperature controller.Trust me, if you have odd stuff to push in it is way easier if the material softens already before it enter the extruder drive part.As the extruder will get quite warm anyway it can be as simple as adding a short pipe section with the heating mantle between the extruder inlet and feeding funnel or hopper.the temperature in theis areas should of course be will below melting point and slightly above the temp when the material start to become plyable.Hence the external temp controller here.With this heating in the fedding area you really need to get your recycled material into a suitable size and shape to allow the material to be transported easy into the extruder.Ok, I got it working, sort of...You will need some time to find the prefect temperatures for per-heating, extruder temps and coooling, so take it!If your filament comes out with bubbles or fine (hard and unwanted) particles it makes sense to cheat.Most filament makers include a filter before the melted material enters the nozzle and really hot part.In some cases this filter can be as simple as a steel mesh.If none find ways to add one ;)Said filter screen should be quite fine, preferably even finer that what you find in your faucet that airates thewater for the sink.As a rule of thumb the mesh size should at least 15% finer than the nozzle size you intent to use.Anything that makes it through will only be a problem for your nozzle if a lot of crap comes through and that you should be able to spot right away when the cooled filament comes out.If despite this you still get too many bubbles check first if your temps are not going too high so the plastic start to boil in an area.Too much speed can also cause a failure to expell all air in time, reducing the speed (watch the temps!!) can often resolve this nagging air problem.It it really worth it then?On a hobby level only if you print a lot and know you will keep going like this.Otherwise you really need to be able to source or build your filament maker as cheap as possible.Someone with a little print shop and three machines running 24/7 will certainly have a good benefit over time.Especially if the recycling is part of the overall printing process.Recycled material could be used in a dedicated head and extruder for supports, infills and so on.For example in the printer dedicated to produce the biggest parts as these usually have bigger nozzle sizes anyway.In a commercial sense however it must be considered what the material is worth in terms of normal recycling and the added hours and electricity cost for making your own filament.Unless even the cheapest commercailly available filament still costs much more than what you need to invest to the machines and electricity over the time the man hours are the biggest killer.If you need someone to monitor the filament maker and keep feeding it while making sure the spools wind up correctly then your own spools might end up quite costly.So decide carefully before you invest or use you oven and a mold to make you own recyled plastic bricks for your garden beds and such.

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Mac-o-Lanterns, Caveman Costume, Cotton Candy Machine...

Sign-up for our newsletter here. Nov. 1, 2007 Welcome back! Lots of news this week:Our DIY Halloween 2007 Contest ends this on Sunday night (11:59 pm PST). Win a trip to Maker Faire 2008 or many other fantastic prizes. Post your Instructable this weekend! Live near Boston? Check out the Show & Tell at MITERS tomorrow night, Nov. 2. The Howtoons book is now available in stores! Buy a copy or two for kids you know. Don't forget about the Mash-Up Contest or the Laser Cutter Contest - show us what you can make! Build Your Own Electric Guitar! With some woodworking skills and a love of music, you can make your own guitar just the way you want it.posted by gbuilder on Oct 31, 2007 Build an Amazing Tesla CD Turbine Watch your CDs spin at over 15,000 rpm using compressed air and some helpful advice from Mr. Tesla.posted by mrfixits on Oct 31, 2007 Mac-O-Lanterns Bring your old computers back from the dead and scare all the geeks in the neghborhood!posted by Fusebox on Oct 30, 2007 Win a free trip to Maker Faire 2008! Contest ends this Sunday! How to MAKE a Geico Caveman Costume De-evolutionize yourself with these handy mask-making instructions for $30!posted by BeerBellyJoe on Oct 29, 2007 Halo 3 Master Chief Halloween costume You can't just finish the fight in your daily threads. Follow these instructions to save the world in style, hero.posted by zogduke on Oct 28, 2007 Over $5,000 in prizes! Cotton Candy Machine Build your own machine to spin out yummy strands of hot sugar.posted by bangbang007 on Oct 28, 2007 How to get some revenge on the credit companies Show the credit card companies that their mass mailings aren't appreciated any more.posted by DangerArt on Oct 27, 2007 The Laser Cutter Contest is Back! Toddler Flintstone Car When the kids want to go out as Pebbles and Bambam the're absolutely going to need this car to complete the look.posted by lemaster63 on Oct 27, 2007 Articulated Wing Framework The perfect foundation for your bat, bird, angel or demon costume. Extend those wings and fly!posted by rachel on Oct 26, 2007 Gas Powered Shredder Shred those leaves for some quick composting with this modification of parts you probably already have in the garage. posted by robbtoberfest on Oct 26, 2007   The Halloween Costume Ball was a blast! Check out tons of photos of the costumes, food, and fun here and here.Now go build something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric

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Vakna upp och titta på dessa kreditkort, finansiella officerare varna

Http://tdn.com/lifestyles/wake-up-and-watch-those-credit-cards-financial-officers-warn/article_ab91f168-7a23-11e2-aac2-001a4bcf887a.html Det kan vara den mest bekväma, bländande, tillgänglig shopping mall av allt, Internet. Men även om du är ombonad hemma i din PJs, du kan vara offer för en digital ficktjuv, sade Shelly Buller, äldre moralitet president av Medlemstjänster på Fibre Federal Credit Union i Cowlitz län. De bästa råden när du använder kreditkort för att betala online försäljare, Buller sade, "är att sticka med välkända, etablerade återförsäljare som Wal-Mart, Target och Macy's. "Online, människor har en tendens att vara mer sårbara. Du letar efter något, och du hittar det från en leverantör som inte du är bekant med. Kanske är deras säkerhet inte lika stark som en stor återförsäljare." Alla typer av leverantörer vidarebefordra konsumenternas information för vinst, säger Buller. "När folk handlar för viktminskning produkter och vitaminer, de kan falla offer för"sidan försäljning"— leverantören de beställer från säljer sina namn och information till en annan leverantör," och att andra part kan sälja den till tredje part. "Det blir en huvudvärk att stoppa skall avdragen från ditt konto, för något du inte vill till att börja med" sa hon. "Med bättre säkerhet, det finns mindre risk... "Konsumenterna skyddas väl använda ett kreditkort," sade Buller och banker och kreditkassor täcka brukar förluster när de rapporteras så snart de är märkt. Förutom tjuvar som få kreditkortsnummer genom att söka papperskorgen för inleveranser och andra finansiella poster, det finns också en risk när anställda på mindre återförsäljare eller livsmedel leverantörer går bort med en kort och återvända i några minuter, tillräckligt med tid att ta ett foto med en smart telefon. Ekande Federal Trade Commission riktlinjer, säger Buller bästa praxis är att kontrollera ditt konto balanserar och köper regelbundet så kommer du att märka udda avgifter. De största riskerna är bedragare som får människor att frivilligt ge dem information eller tråd dem pengar, sade James Gorley av fiber Federal Credit Union, som representerar FFCU på den byrån för bedrägeribekämpning koalition av Cowlitz County, som omfattar cirka 70 medlemmar från brottsbekämpning, finansinstitut och återförsäljare. "Om vi band tillsammans," Gorley sa, "vi kan uppmärksamma varandra och arbeta tillsammans för att hjälpa till att stoppa bedrägeri." Medlemmarna hör historier hela tiden, sade han, där förnuftet motarbetas av hopp och ljus datorskärmen. "Ett mycket vanligt bedrägeri är"phishing"," sade Buller, användning av e-post, telefon, "även textning" meddelanden att försöka lura folk till att ge information som kan användas för att komma åt sina konton eller skapa dubbletter av sina kort. Ibland låtsas ringer vara banken, en särskilt lömsk bluff. Den som ringt, berörda att ditt konto har äventyrats, behöver din kort och säkerhetskod kod som håller dig säker. På vissa webbplatser är skicka pengar innan du får produkten inte klokt, Gorley sa. "Någon på Craigslist säger"Hej, vi säljer valpar"eller"Jag säljer en 1983 Chevette från en samling i Dubai,"" Gorley sade. Säljarna sedan be för flyg upfront att frakta den Tyrannisera eller vintage roadser. Och folk köper det. "Jag vet människor som har tagit pengar från sina återlösningskonton" i fall som dessa, sade Gorley. Den senaste bluff-tekniken är att fokusera på utsatta människor, sade han, "äldre, arbetslösa, människor får förmåner. Jag vet inte om (scammers) få information. De kan kontakta någon så många som tre gånger,"pressa dem med en del. Eller de låtsas vara ett barnbarn i dire stegar som behöver morfar tråd pengar direkt. Människor bör Svara aldrig på dessa inviter, sade Gorley. "Vi försöker utbilda dem, förklara risken," sade han för konsumenterna, men även uppmärksammade varningar sluta inte några som är rädda om en nära anhörig och vill göra rätt, eller de som är desperata att tro de har vunnit en oväntad. I lotteri bedrägerier skicka tjuvar en check som ser verklig och passerar som en verklig kontroll. Folk säger "" Åh, jag vann på lotteri i Europa!" "Gorley sade."Jag säger, "Vet du utländska lotterier är olagligt?" De inte. "Du anger ett lotteri i Europa?" Det gjorde de inte. ... "Om du kontanter att check, du kommer att ansvara att täcka det" när den studsar. Under tiden du har spenderat pengar på räkningar, mat eller andra objekt- och använde den tråd "skatt" eller andra "avgifter" till bedragare. "Nu du skyldig alla tillbaka till banken." Buller sade hon är pratade med "intelligenta människor som säger," Jag blev lurade. Det verkade som en så stor sak. " Jag bara fick spolas." Hon skakade på huvudet. "Om det verkar för bra för att vara sant, det (börja ital) är (avsluta ital) för bra för att vara sant." En fallgrop som vi alla står inför är självbelåtenhet, eftersom det är så lätt att bära och använda betalkort och kreditkort. "Kort är ett förhandlingsorgan instrument, sade Buller,"precis som kontanter. Du måste vara försiktig. "Om du ger ditt kort till en familjemedlem att hämta bröd och mjölk och du delar din PIN-kod, har du bara kompromissat din säkerhet." Människor som är sjuka eller handikappade och behöver hjälp shopping bör överväga en "gemensam undertecknare," en betrodd person tillstånd att använda kortet. "Denna person skulle har egna kort." Buller varnade folk aldrig att lämna kreditkort, checkhäften och andra delar av identifiering där andra kan hitta dem. Parter (inklusive din egen bostad), möhippor, begravningar, överallt där en folkmassa samlas på en plats där utomstående kunde glida i, finns det en risk. "Gissa vad? Någon kan gå i rummet och har en storhetstid, sade Buller. "Det händer hela tiden." Det är också lätt att lämna ett betal- eller kreditkort bakom när någon är distraherad eller bråttom vid utcheckning linjen. Och trots bra publicitet varningar, Buller sade hon ser fortfarande shoppare lämna plånböcker i livsmedelsbutiker kärror medan de dart av för att greppa objekt. Om tjuven tar bara din Sedelklämma, du kanske inte ens märker tills du kommer till kassan monter – och odåga är borta sedan länge. En annan bluff, i Vancouver och Kalifornien, riggar bankomater och bensinpumpar att skumma data. "Det ser inte annorlunda, men förövarna installera kameror. Sedan skapar de sina egna kort." Buller sa det kan vara bra att leva i en gemenskap som är liten nog att kreditföreningarna vet sina kunder. "Du kan ringa upp röda kanot eller Fibre federala från England, och de hjälper dig med dina frågor." Hon påminde också resenärer att låta sina banker eller fackföreningar kredit vet när och var de kommer att resa, så tag inte kommer att läggas på sina kreditkort när out-of-town transaktioner dyka upp. Gorley och bedrägeri koalitionen lägger på workshops för att dela information de plocka från kunder och hålla en årlig, offentliga, gratis shredder händelse efter skatt dag i April, att uppmuntra konsumenterna att strimla gamla dokument som har personnummer och ekonomiska data. Kreditkort och online shopping är en del av livet, Buller sade, så "det bästa försvaret är konsumentutbildning." se mer: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xwr0lx_abney-associates-hong-kong-financial-news-update_news#.USP9HB1vBWI http://www.quora.com/Kerei-Misterwood/Abney-Associates/Abney-Associates-Hong-Kong-Financial-News-Update-Hong-Kong-Billionaire-Peter-Woo-Talks-About-The-Global-Economic-Out

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