go_away

Author Topic: lazer melting plastic  (Read 7415 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline airman00

  • Contest Winner
  • Supreme Robot
  • ****
  • Posts: 3,653
  • Helpful? 21
  • narobo.com
Re: lazer melting plastic
« Reply #30 on: April 06, 2008, 06:09:34 PM »
@Bane

why not just use a hot glue gun and use a servo to pull the trigger?
Check out the Roboduino, Arduino-compatible board!


Link: http://curiousinventor.com/kits/roboduino

www.Narobo.com

Offline BANETopic starter

  • Supreme Robot
  • *****
  • Posts: 639
  • Helpful? 4
  • E=roboticsC^2
Re: lazer melting plastic
« Reply #31 on: April 06, 2008, 06:47:38 PM »
Thanks for all the input.  I think i'm leaning towards the hot iron to spot melt the pieaces of plastic together.  Besides i already have a spare iron and all i need is a servo to move it into the sides of the plastics. 
What i need to figure out now is powering a 110 VAC iron with 9.6vdc.  Does anybody think it will work powering it straght or should i get a different heating element?

ps (i just built a sheild door for the entire top of it and made a movie of just the device working w/o any welding, is there any way to post a video with out using utube or another site? (a way just like to would post a picture)

Bane

Offline cooldog

  • Supreme Robot
  • *****
  • Posts: 751
  • Helpful? 4
  • be nice to nerds, one day they will be your boss
Re: lazer melting plastic
« Reply #32 on: April 06, 2008, 06:55:14 PM »
ps (i just built a sheild door for the entire top of it and made a movie of just the device working w/o any welding, is there any way to post a video with out using utube or another site? (a way just like to would post a picture)
Bane

no
robot will rule the world and i will be building them
-admin

favorite web sites
http://www.societyofrobots.com/
http://www.instructables.com/

Offline BANETopic starter

  • Supreme Robot
  • *****
  • Posts: 639
  • Helpful? 4
  • E=roboticsC^2
Re: lazer melting plastic
« Reply #33 on: April 06, 2008, 07:17:28 PM »
Man, that sux >:( (i don't want to have a account with utube (dont trust it))

Hey Admin, being able to upload vidoes would be a cool feature to this site ;) ;)(i dont know much of web pages, but if it was easy to do you probable have already done it :D)
Bane

Offline ed1380

  • Supreme Robot
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,478
  • Helpful? 3
Re: lazer melting plastic
« Reply #34 on: April 06, 2008, 07:19:58 PM »
you can upload videos to photobucket.
or upload to radidshare. no registration required
Problems making the $50 robot circuit board?
click here. http://www.societyofrobots.com/robotforum/index.php?topic=3292.msg25198#msg25198

Offline airman00

  • Contest Winner
  • Supreme Robot
  • ****
  • Posts: 3,653
  • Helpful? 21
  • narobo.com
Re: lazer melting plastic
« Reply #35 on: April 06, 2008, 07:25:21 PM »
I dont think you'll have a good experience using soldering iron to melt plastics together , it is good for melt-cutting the plastic though...

hotglue seems a good bet , or just a plane old torch
Check out the Roboduino, Arduino-compatible board!


Link: http://curiousinventor.com/kits/roboduino

www.Narobo.com

Offline BANETopic starter

  • Supreme Robot
  • *****
  • Posts: 639
  • Helpful? 4
  • E=roboticsC^2
Re: lazer melting plastic
« Reply #36 on: April 06, 2008, 07:42:32 PM »
I dont think you'll have a good experience using soldering iron to melt plastics together

I'm not looking for a really nice weld around the pieces (i know that i wont be able to do that) but rather just ruff and dirty stick hot iron in between pieces, rotate 90o stick in again until 360o, and hope that my robot doesn't melt down altogether :D.

hotglue seems a good bet , or just a plane old torch
A glue gun would be to stringing for my design and i would probably end up burning up robot and plastic altogather with a torch :D)
(dont know if you don't see the pics i posted before, so here they are again :D)
Bane

Offline airman00

  • Contest Winner
  • Supreme Robot
  • ****
  • Posts: 3,653
  • Helpful? 21
  • narobo.com
Re: lazer melting plastic
« Reply #37 on: April 06, 2008, 08:36:32 PM »
I see

but try attaching two pieces of plastic together with a soldering iron

right now , just try it

It doesnt work very well
Check out the Roboduino, Arduino-compatible board!


Link: http://curiousinventor.com/kits/roboduino

www.Narobo.com

Offline AndrewM

  • Robot Overlord
  • ****
  • Posts: 255
  • Helpful? 0
Re: lazer melting plastic
« Reply #38 on: April 07, 2008, 06:40:47 AM »
I'll reiterate my hot air solder iron idea.  Tip doesn't touch the plastic so it might allow the two wheels that are already touching to weld into one.

Another option would be using a syringe with a metal tip filled with a liquid plastic welding compound in it, such as the Tamiya Extra Thin Cement, that can be applied to the seam between the two wheels.
blog: www.iamwhen.com
Saving the world from humanity one robot at a time.

Offline airman00

  • Contest Winner
  • Supreme Robot
  • ****
  • Posts: 3,653
  • Helpful? 21
  • narobo.com
Re: lazer melting plastic
« Reply #39 on: April 07, 2008, 06:56:50 AM »
I'll reiterate my hot air solder iron idea.  Tip doesn't touch the plastic so it might allow the two wheels that are already touching to weld into one.

Another option would be using a syringe with a metal tip filled with a liquid plastic welding compound in it, such as the Tamiya Extra Thin Cement, that can be applied to the seam between the two wheels.

hot air soldering iron sounds good

the syringe is also possible
Check out the Roboduino, Arduino-compatible board!


Link: http://curiousinventor.com/kits/roboduino

www.Narobo.com

Offline Anoroc

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 48
  • Helpful? 0
Re: lazer melting plastic
« Reply #40 on: April 07, 2008, 09:59:04 AM »
I recall some kids toy that acutally used melted plastic to simulate soldering. Maybe that toy would do the trick for you! Damn, I wish I knew the name of the toy...

Offline BANETopic starter

  • Supreme Robot
  • *****
  • Posts: 639
  • Helpful? 4
  • E=roboticsC^2
Re: lazer melting plastic
« Reply #41 on: April 07, 2008, 10:48:14 AM »
I've never used a hot air device before, but is it simular to a heat shrink gun?

Bane

Offline airman00

  • Contest Winner
  • Supreme Robot
  • ****
  • Posts: 3,653
  • Helpful? 21
  • narobo.com
Re: lazer melting plastic
« Reply #42 on: April 07, 2008, 05:27:40 PM »
I've never used a hot air device before, but is it simular to a heat shrink gun?

Bane
basically but much hotter
Check out the Roboduino, Arduino-compatible board!


Link: http://curiousinventor.com/kits/roboduino

www.Narobo.com

Offline AndrewM

  • Robot Overlord
  • ****
  • Posts: 255
  • Helpful? 0
Re: lazer melting plastic
« Reply #43 on: April 07, 2008, 11:02:47 PM »
I've never used a hot air device before, but is it simular to a heat shrink gun?

Bane
basically but much hotter

And a much more focused air flow.  If you have seen a desoldering station (with an electric air pump), then you have basically seen a hot air soldering iron, only the air flows out of the iron (hot air soldering iron) instead of into the iron (desoldering station).
blog: www.iamwhen.com
Saving the world from humanity one robot at a time.

Offline BANETopic starter

  • Supreme Robot
  • *****
  • Posts: 639
  • Helpful? 4
  • E=roboticsC^2
Re: lazer melting plastic
« Reply #44 on: April 08, 2008, 01:34:14 AM »
I've never used a hot air device before, is it like a shrink tube heater thing? ;D(would try to look it up but i'm doing this and my math homework :o)

Bane

Offline riquel2me

  • Beginner
  • *
  • Posts: 1
  • Helpful? 0
Re: lazer melting plastic
« Reply #45 on: October 15, 2008, 09:10:06 AM »
I bought 200mw green laser pointer from http://www.laserto.com/green-laser-pointer-125mw-150mw-200mw-250mw-300mw.html ,it could burn balloons ,cool!

 


Get Your Ad Here

data_list