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SCRAP Humboldt solar wax melter with 3D printed molds

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==Abstract==
''The Parabolic Wax Melter utilizes 3-D printing capabilities and the energy produced from the Sun to heat and re-purpose crayons, candles, and other waxes. The wax melter is constructed out of common waste stream items and up-cycles them into a useful and interesting design whose main function is further up-cycling. This design was created in the [http://www.humboldt.edu/ Humboldt State University] [[Engr215_Introduction_to_Design|Engineering 215]], for the client, [[SCRAP Humboldt]] whose goal is to “inspire creative reuse and environmentally sustainable behavior by providing educational programs and affordable materials to the community.” (SCRAP)''
== Background ==
[[Engr215_Introduction_to_Design|Engineering 215]] is a design class at [[Humboldt State University]] that, each semester, partners with a local community business to improve student experience and to improve the business partner. For the 2013 Spring Semester, Engineering 215 has partnered with [[SCRAP Humboldt]], a non-profit organization that promotes creative reuse and up-cycling.
What really makes the Parabolic Wax Melter different from some other designs is that it utilizes [[3-D printing]]. Molds for crayons and candles were created using the 3-D design software, AutoCad.
== Problem statement and criteria ==
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