Introduction: DIY Electric 360 Rotating Turntable for Photography
Hey makers and welcome to another project, as you can tell I have a YouTube channel and I constantly try to improve how I present my projects and taking good photos really adds to the fun of making projects .
So I decided to make this rotating turntable to have a more unique way to present my projects. I hope you can find this helpful so let's get started.
The parts you need are very simple. But you must have a 3D printer, or at least some of your friends do.
But a quick advice get a 3D printer.
The supplies for this project are:
A 3D printer
TP4056 , lithium ion charger module
Lithium ion battery 3.7v
Rocker Switch KCD11 2Pin 15 * 10
DC Gearbox Motor TT Motor 200RPM
Hot glue gun
Step 1: Print the Parts
Print the 3d printed parts , no support is needed .Make sure your filament is good and your printer is fine tuned ,
i printed them with 0.15 mm layer height , 0.2 should be fine but to have a smother surface will help the sliding bearing to slid better and reduce the friction .
Note some sanding will be needed.
Step 2: Soldering the Wires
Make sure to passe the wires inside the hole in the box first before soldering.
This is very easy just follow the schematics .
You can flip the motor wires to reverse the rotating direction.
Step 3: GLUE Time
Insert the small gear inside the motor axe , some force may be needed to fit tight.
Then glue the motor to the sliding gear.i made a place for it in the 3d model so w bit of super glue will do the job .
adding extra hot glue on the side will help too.
Glue the charging model at the base of the box using Hot glue. Make sure the module sites flush , use a USB cable to test the module .
An led should blink or light up when testing.
Only use 5v when testing and charging .
Step 4: Done
Now you can enjoy you new project and take some nice photos.
I give credit for this guy for making the sliding mechanism :
Check out his work.
Note: the video included here uses both hands to make it works wish i didn't like , our final project will produce much smoother shots .