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Recyclebot 2

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Recyclebot 2

Basic Data

Category: Plastics

URL (first publication):

Keywords: Foil pres, plastic press

License: CC BY-SA 3.0

Project status: Active

Technical documentation

Maturity of the project: production / DIY

Assembly instructions are published: Yes

Bill of materials is published: Yes


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Project management

Open-o-meter: 4

Product category: Home & Garden



This is a fully automated version of ( Recyclebot v2.2) with many improved features. Some of the features are:* Type of plastic can be selected from the keypad interface and the controller automatically updates the extrusion temperature for the plastic.* Extrusion temperature can also be feed by the keypad interface for any type of plastic which can be melted and extruded.* LCD interface for better process monitoring.* No extrusion until the extrusion temperature is achieved - automatically controlled by microcontroller, with (manual option).* Low cost power control options using a Triac and MOSFET.

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