Introduction: DIY Paint Stirrer

Use a joystick motor rumble to stir small paint cans

Step 1: Tear Down

tear down, strip and gut your joystick, salvage all what you can (potentiometers, switches, etc) and get the, usually 2, rumble motors.

Step 2: Connection

Connect your motor to a battery, usually 5v (the one in the pic is a worn out 9v one)

Step 3: Attach

Attach the motor to the paint can and complete the connection to the battery or switch on

Step 4: Stir Baby!

Enjoy your paint stir, not shaken

Step 5: Pfred2´s Method

pfred2 method? (at least what i understood from the commentary)


jennyxls made it!(author)2014-05-25

I like pfred2's method as wire coat hangers are, for me, more readily available than joysticks.
Thanks to each of you for saving me shaking my arms off. why doesn't this text auto capitalise new sentences??
nor paragraphs.
Now, I wonder if my nail polish and mascara could benefit?

tgferreira184 made it!(author)2014-02-20

Step 4 is wrong. The paint is SHAKEN not STIRRED.

lean04 made it!(author)2014-02-21

That was a 007ish quote...

pfred2 made it!(author)2014-02-19

I bend a little bit of coat hanger so it has a loop on one end and chuck the other end into a cordless drill. Instant power paint stirrer.

lean04 made it!(author)2014-02-19

thanks for the idea, i added it in the instructable if you don´t mind. If you do i´ll remove it.

pfred2 made it!(author)2014-02-20

Enjoy. I use coat hanger stirrers to stir little craft paint bottles. I made another stirrer for 5 gallon buckets out of half inch thick steel rod. I use it for stirring up roof paint. That one is more like a T though, welded.

For gallon pails try to find some older blender paddles. You can chuck one of those into a drill and run it too.

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