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I designed this within the capabilities of the makerbot, but it is just below the limits. Are you concerned with warping or just the amount of plastic it will use?
I think jamming might be possible, but we won't really know until on is printed and tested. It should dispense 5 or 6 candies at a time but as you said, more will try to make it through. I think the extra candies that don't fit will pop out, or they might make it into the chamber because as you
turn the cam, the first 5 or 6 candies shift position, possibly allowing the 7th candy to drop in as well. If there is a jam, you can always turn the knob in the opposite direction to try and solve the problem. If that doesn't work, flip the whole thing over and set it back down to sort of reset i
Very extremely cool idea!!
Unfortunately, this is huge, right at the limits of what a machine can print.
It would be better if more was hollowed out. (Hmm, we need a "fill as hollow with diagonal supports" mode in skeinforge.)
Also, what happens if two and a half candies falls into the cam? Will this jam?
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There are 3 parts to print: the main body(red), the dispenser cam(white) and a retainer(blue). You will also need any ball/mason jar and a lid ring.
After printing the parts, you need to attach the lid ring to the main body, I suggest hot glue. Next, insert the dispenser cam into the round hole on the front of the body. Now slide the retainer down in the grooves so it captures the dispenser cam. Fill the jar with your favorite snack, screw the dispenser onto the jar. Now flip the whole thing over so the jar is upside down. Turn the knob and enjoy!
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