Recyclebot V 6.1.

This method provides instructions on the use of the MOST Recyclebot V 6.1.

Introduction[edit | edit source]

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Safety[edit | edit source]

  • Plastic will be hot and may pop during set-up. Safety glasses should be worn at this time.
  • Fan blades are sharp. Use cation.

Sections[edit | edit source]

  • Feeder
  • Extruder
  • Cooling Channel
  • Puller
  • Winder

Operation & Procedure[edit | edit source]

  1. Plug in Recyclebot using orange cord.
  2. Turn Recyclebot on using switch on lower right side of heater.
  3. Using set controls on the controls box, set the desired temperature. Hit the up arrow, move the decimal to desired place using left arrow, and hit up/down arrow until desired set temperature is reached.
  4. Screw empty filament spool onto winder.
  5. Wait until desired temperature is reached.
  6. Turn motor on using the small black switch located on the center of the breadboard.
  7. Fill feeder with pellets.
  8. Remove metal channel. Allow old plastic to run through the extruder, collect on paper.
  9. When new plastic is visible, replace metal channel, and turn on yellow motor to a slow speed.
  10. Pull filament in order to get a small diameter, and guide filament through yellow motor and diameter measuring chamber.
  11. Connect filament to the spool. Turn on winder motor.
  12. Turn fans on and adjust to desired speed. Place on top metal tray.
  13. Allow filament to be wound around the spool. Add filament to chamber, adjust motor speed, fan speed and temperature as needed.

Shutdown[edit | edit source]

  1. When no more pellets can be seen in the feeder, turn the black switch off.
  2. Cut the filament near the head of the extruder, and allow last of filament to be wound around the spool.
  3. Turn off all motors.
  4. Reduce target temperature of the Recyclebot, allow to cool, shut off and unplug.

References[edit | edit source]


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Created October 19, 2020 by Rachel Dick
Modified July 14, 2023 by Felipe Schenone
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