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How do I make a ride-on seesaw motorized? Answered

   I have one of those plain old backyard seesaws.  I thought it would be a great idea to make it to where the seesaw rocks back and forth by itself while someones riding it.  Besides an electric motor, what else do I need to make the seesaw go up and down?

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Leslie skittlez (author)2014-04-25

do dual hydraulics. Offset them at equal distance from the center pivot point, attached to arms of some kind, so that when the one side is going up, the other side is idle. but then the otheer side will rise but be caution

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FarmerKJS (author)2013-09-08

a simple sprocket and chain with a gear reduction would work great ps i came up with this idea too a long time ago and if had more money i would of used hydruliks

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stevensewell (author)2012-09-04

Motorize it simply using an auto wiper motor. Attach a piece of PVC pipe to the motor shaft where it extends vertically, the top being attached to the see saw board.

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canucksgirl (author)2012-07-13

Dual hydraulics. Offset them at equal distance from the center pivot point, attached to arms of some kind, so that when the one side is going up, the other side is idle. Then the reverse happens and the other side is going up.

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RavensCraft (author)2012-07-12

a heavy duty rotisserie motor hooked to some crankshaft mechanism,and attached to one end of the seesaw should do the trick.
Also use a switch so the rider can stop the ride at will.
You don't want that seesaw going to fast or else it will be
more like a rodeo bull simulator .

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