DIY NYE Ball Drop Answered
Hello all! I am seeking some suggestions on creating a mechanism for dropping a 20-25lb. New Year's eve ball. We used this Instructable to make our Godzilla sparkleball as an NYE ball, and it's pretty rockin' (thanks vwluvrs).
We dropped the ball from my friend's attic last year, lowering it by hand. Manual lowering is SO last year, and we're looking to improve the drop by automating the process.
Oh, and we'd like to keep this at $20 or lower :)
Any ideas? Thanks for any input! I will be happy to post a vid of the drop, even if we end up lowering by hand.