2014-07-16 (W) Upcycled 3D Printer

A second hot glue gun was purchased for parts. This will not be factored into the final cost since the parts are included in a single gun. The new purchase was a low-temp version in case the high-temp version proves to be overpowered and because the physical size is identical. The needed piece is the flexible seal which goes over the opening to the heating chamber. The new gun was disassembled and indeed identical in every way except for the color and heating element.

Disassembled low-temp glue gun

The seal was installed on the printer but created a clearance issue with the glue stick feeder. The feeder was already having clearance issues with the chain so a new mounting method will need to be implemented which will likely involve drilling into the pie tin for support. The most obvious solution is to mount it upside-down after creating a five inch tall bracket.

Black seal on top of glue chamber

Glue pusher interfering with chain

Holding the glue pusher upside-down in place

Holding the glue pusher upside-down in place

Measuring a 5" [127mm] distance for the glue pusher to the pie tin

Video of attempt to make a print but failing

To do:
  • Flip platen or extruded u-nuts
  • Extend wires of waterServo
  • Make and install mount for waterServo
  • Correct + Install air tube
  • Test + Debug
  • Revise documentation

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