DIY Foam Cutter With Nichrome Wire || Thermacol Cutter

About: i believe to help people and share my knowledge i always want to build creative thing some of them for learning and some of them is very useful.

....

...........

.................

Please Subscribe to my youtube channel.

.................

...........

...

This tutorial is to build DIY Foam cutter .

The foam cutter is use to cut the foam board or thermacol board in perfect shape and size for other projects and craft.

it used a nichrome wire which heats when it connected to power supply.

...........

....

Teacher Notes

Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.

Step 1: Requirements

............

  • Pencil
  • Soldering iron
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Cardboard Box
  • Switch
  • Wire cutter and Stripper
  • Wire for connection
  • Nichrome Wire
  • Metal Nail

___________________

  • I have used 12V transformer , you can use 12V adapter instead of 12V transformer .

If you are using 12V transformer you need 4200uf capacitor and 4 diode for rectifier.

.............

Step 2: Make the Base

.............

  • Make a Squire of 4 pencil
  • Remove one Pencil from Squire
  • Glue both corner as shown in photo.

...........

Step 3: Support the Base

...........

  • make three parts of 4rth pencil
  • Glue two part at the corner of Base as shown in photo

.........

Step 4: Insert Base in Box

...........

  • Make hole at the top of Box
  • Make hole at the bottom so the pencil can go into the box as shown in photo
  • Glue the pencil inside the box as shown in photo.

...........

Step 5: Add a Switch

.......

  • Solder two wire at both terminal of Switch
  • Place the Switch inside the Box

.......

Step 6: Connect Some Wires

..........

  • Solder a Wire at the Nail
  • Glue it at the Top of Pencil Base
  • Glue the Wire so the Wire go inside the box
  • Also solder and Glue the 2nd Nail at Bottom

.........

Step 7: Connect Circuit

.........

  • Connect the Circuit as shown

I have used 12V transformer , you can use 12V adapter instead of 12V transformer .If you are using 12V transformer you need 4200uf capacitor and 4 diode for rectifier.

........

Step 8: Heating Element

...........

  • Bound Nichrome Wire at Bottom Nail
  • Pass it into the Hole
  • Bound it at Upper Nail

..........

Step 9: Here We Good to Go

........

Here WE go

  • Connect the Power Supply and cut the Foam board Sharp and Clean.

.......

Art Skills Challenge

This is an entry in the
Art Skills Challenge

Be the First to Share

    Recommendations

    • Art Skills Challenge

      Art Skills Challenge
    • Make it Move

      Make it Move
    • Teacher Contest

      Teacher Contest

    Discussions