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SCRAP Humboldt solar wax melter with 3D printed molds

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[[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 ==
Use sortable tableThere are to many common household items that are going in to the waste stream and no solutions that take advantage of 3-D printing. {| class="wikitable sortable"|-! Criteria! Constraints! Weight (1-10)|-| Aesthetics| ''insert delphi chart and criteriaDoes not look like trash''| 7|-| Reusability| ''Ability to transform waste into a solution''| 9|-| Replicability| ''Possible to replicate at home''| 4|-| Durability| ''Able to last 6 months''| 1|-| Cost| ''Make as least costly as possible''| 8|-| Size| ''Be mobile''| 1|-| Materials| ''Greater then 75% recycled''| 10|-|}
== Description of final project ==
The parabolic wax melter encourages reuse of crayons, candles, and other waxes. The parabolic wax melter pulls common items out of the waste stream and continues to utilizes their designed/natural properties. The main component of the design is the satellite dish which focuses the energy from the Sun to a focal point where the heat can melt and restructure crayons. The 3-D molds are designed to be unique and resemble local themes.
<gallery>{{Gallery|width=220|height=175|lines=4|File:Photo 0.jpg| Beginning Example of 3-D wax mold.|File:Photo 10.jpg| More SandingParabolic Heater- Focuses the Sun's energy to a point where the wax has been placed.|File:Sanded Satellite DishPhoto 0.jpg| Finished!Pouring the melted wax into a 3-D mold<|File:Photo 0.jpg|Example of crayon/gallery>candle}}
=== Costs ===
==Testing Results==
''enter results and photos''
 
==How to build==
Use [[Template:How_to]]{{How to# |title= (Project Name) |header1= |header2= How to Build |pics=no |||1| Download 3-D Design {{Gallery |File:Default.png | Download a 3-D object design from AutoCad Molds, Thingiverse, or other.# Sand Satellite Dish |File:Default.png | Print object using any available 3-D printer# Polish |File:Default.png | Acid Wash it and it's ready to go | | }}|||2| Sanding Satellite Dish# Attach Hangers above Focal Point {{Gallery# Place crayons, | File:Photo 0.jpg | With safety attire on (dust mask) begin sanding with coarse sand paper (We started with 60 grit) | File:Bindertapingskewers.jpeg | Cut skewers to about 6" and tape to zipper hinges. | File:Bindercapspots.jpg | Glue bottle caps in desired locations on the bottom panel of the binder to create pegs to hold the skewers. | | }} |||3| Optional Book Light. {{#widget:YouTube|id=LM12jHDBI7M}} {{Gallery | File:Binderlightback.jpg | To attach book light poke a can, tiny hole in focal pointthe center of the back of the top binder panel. This will be where the book light will be inserted as shown in the image above.# Pour Melted wax | File:Binderlightfront.jpg | Tape the book light to an unwound champagne cork wire and insert the free end of the wire into moldsthe hole. The wire may need to be bent around the binder or glued in place to stabilize it.# Knock out crayons/candles | | }}  |||4| Attaching the Book. {{Gallery | File:Binderplacebookonrings.jpeg | Open the velcro and enjoylet the book rest on the velcro and the rings. Adjust the velcro so that it holds the edges of the book. | File:Binderclosevelcro.jpeg | Close the velcro on all but a few of the pages that you intend to read. | File:Binderclippingpages.jpeg | Use paper clips to hold the free pages to the rest of the book if necessary. | | }} }}
==Discussion and next steps==
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