Introduction: DIY Electric 360 Rotating Turntable for Photography

About: I'm maker from Tunisia i love electronics and robotics . i hope you can support and help me through subscribing to the channel :

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

Some PLA

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

super glue

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

Importance note:

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 .