How to disassemble a Pez dispenser
I wanted to use a metal spring for a new design. However, the problem with metal springs is trying to find something that is useful, ubiquitous, and cheap. However, I was shocked that I simply could not find any pictures anywhere on the internet of the inside of a Pez dispenser! After a little help from Chris Connors, I decided that the metal spring from inside a Pez dispenser would be absolutely perfect for my application. After locating a Pez dispenser of my own, I disassembled it and found it was, indeed, just what I needed.
If you’re interested in taking apart a Pez dispenser in a minimally destructive way, here’s how you do it:
The reason you need to tilt the Pez candy platform down is because it has two small prongs on the front and back, making it slightly too long to come out of the colored plastic Pez case easily.
Notice the bumps along the side of the white plastic slide. The bumps at the bottom prevent the slide from coming out of the colored case easily. The bumps at the top prevent the white plastic slide from coming out of the bottom.
In case you’re curious, I was using my Pez dispenser for a Pez Powered Disc Shooter.
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