My boss issued a challenge. We buy glue sticks by the 25 lb box around here and some kids just wanna see the world stuck together with spider-webby strings.
So obviously we need a glue stick dispenser.
Here’s prototype 1. Clearly I have miles to go before I’m done, but I learned a lot from this iteration.
First problem: when designing in Inkscape, I can use the ruler tool to measure along any straight line, but measuring the curved path for tabs befuddled me. If anyone knows how, I’d be grateful. As it stood, I used a dremel to get my eye-balled slots and tabs to actually connect.
Next version I want the slots to be L-shaped so that there’s plywood support BEHIND each tab and we’re not just trusting to wood glue. Wood glue is legit magical and it held up for weeks of kid abuse, but I did finally take the thing down with some mild pressure.
Also I want to put more support underneath and against the wall… possibly with hooks for hanging some glue guns. We have a bucket, but so often I want to hang them somewhere so they can cool off before I stow them.