8/12/2009 – This project was not a working project. The threads from the clamp froze once enough pressure was applied to the can. Using this with a drill that was not disassembled worked great because extra force with the hand could be used, but just mounting a motor on tracks lost its power. We have given up on this project, but it was still a great idea.
A school project involves making a robot that crushes cans. I’ve been thinking over this idea trying to think of ways to accomplish this task without a lot of engineering and time. I finally stood in the machine shop at work and found a c-clamp that was large enough to fit an aluminum can into.