[[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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== 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.
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=== Costs ===
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==How to build==
Use [[Template:How_to]] # Design 3-D AutoCad Molds # Sand Satellite Dish # Polish Satellite Dish # Attach Hangers above Focal Point # Place crayons, in a can, in focal point # Pour Melted wax into molds # Knock out crayons/candles and enjoy
==Discussion and next steps==