Hanging plants are a great way to add some green around your house. But there are a lot of great locations for hanging plants that are just too inconvenient to utilize. For instance if you have really high ceilings, you don't want to have to get up on a ladder every day to water them.

So I designed a simple system for raising and lowering hanging plants with an electric motor. That way you can raise them up to the desired height. Then whenever you want to water them, just press the button to lower them down to a convenient working height.

Step 1: Watch the Video

Here is a video walkthrough of the project.

The wireing diagram is for a 3 position switch, how did you wire it with a button and a two position switch?
<p>The second picture has the diagram for a two position switch.</p>
<p>Nice. However, I would've have used gears (perhaps from a salvaged DVD / CD reader) to be able to increase the torque, rather than just using the shaft directly.</p>
The gearhead motor has the gears built into it.
Why isn't this on YouTube?
<p>It is. When they first post the video on YouTube it is set to "Unlisted" and doesn't appear on the channels public video feed. They do this to check for problems and get all the links set up before making the video "Public." But I had access to the direct URL so I was still able to embed it in the Instructable even though it wasn't yet visible on their channel.</p>

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Bio: My name is Jason Poel Smith I am a Community Manager here at Instructables. In my free time, I am an Inventor, Maker, Hacker, Tinker ... More »
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