I was working on a self-built RC-Boat and the base material is XPS Polystyrol. It is a foam like syropor but very stronger. So it need to be cutted, but how?
For this materials you need to cut using the hot wire. It is a resistance wire which will be very hot by suppling with high power.
Using of a LiPo Battery anable you to be portable. I also give you high current, which is very neseccery by this application.
I think, the best way to tell you how you can do it is by showing you the pictures.
**The numbers are the items numbers from the parts list**
The making is realy not difficult. When you want to ask something, tell me by commenting.
I hope it help you. Best regards,
Portable Foam Cutter
A portable foam cutter to make your forms everyware using a LiPo Battery.
- Build License:
- CC - Attribution NonCommercial - Share Alike - CC BY NC SA
Reason for this BuildI needed a foam cutter to cut Polystyrol for a self-built boat. I did not want to pay a lot of money and could not find a portable cutter. That's why I built it myself.
Qty Part Name Part Link Comments 2 Wooden Square Bar 20x40x150 Link 1 Wooden Square Bar 20x20x450 Link 1 Resistance Wire (5.65 Ω/m) 1m Link 1 Tension Spring 20x7 Link It has to have curved ends 2 Ring OR Hook Screw Link 1 Cable 60cm Link As a strong single cable or multi thin cables connected together 2 Wood Screw 15x Link 4 Wood Screw 40x Link 1 Nail Link 2 Double Screw terminal Link One is to connect the plag with the cable and another one to be cutted and separate to connect each cable side with the hot wire. 1 LiPo Battery 3S 11.1V Link 1 Compatible Battery Plug Link