Maslow Home Maslow Community Garden Newsletter

Water cool kit and plates

I saw a water cooler kit and plates to keep the chain on the sprockets . Is this a good idea? Does the machine get really hot that it needs a cooler?

No. It doesn’t.

Do you have a link to this kit?

I saw one for sale on eBay awhile back… here it is…

Hmmm. Still no. We have had no problems with our stock Maslow.

The three problems mentioned in the ebay listing are really non-issues:

  1. The circuit board is just hanging there.
    In our kit there were screws and plastic spacers to attach the Arduino to a board or something.
  2. Knocking the chain off the sprocket is way too easy to do.
    Not really.
  3. The heatsinks are insufficient and fall off.
    Not really. Ours haven’t fallen off yet.

By all means buy the kit, but it’s not necessary. If you did have any of these problems, or any other problems, there are probably simpler solutions.

Thanks to all. I was just wondering. I figured that if I needed this cooler, the forum would have put out an alert . My chains have come off, but not for a while and that was due to operator error.