Introduction: DIY Motorized Turntable
Made from reclaimed and 3D printed parts...
Out of pocket is only a dollar or two worth of filament, a couple of screws and nuts, four adhesive pads.
Step 1: Print the Parts
STL files can be found on Thingiverse...
My parts were printed with a 0.8mm nozzle to minimize printing time.
Though a standard 0.4mm nozzle can be used.
Step 2: Hardware
Reclaimed Hardware / Parts:
- Turntable gear motor from old microwave - 120v - 5/6 revs/min - 7mm shaft.
- A/C power cord
- SPST rocker switch
- Two 4mm screws and nuts
- Four adhesive feet / bumpers. I had some felt pads laying around to use.
Step 3: Tools
Soldering Iron / Solder
Screwdriver(s) / Wrenches / Pliers (depends on the screws you have).
Wire Stripper / Cutter / Knife
Step 4: Motor and Switch
- Use the 4mm screws and nuts to attach to inside of base unit.
Install SPST rocker switch.
Step 5: Wiring
Insert the power wire.
I just knotted it for strain relief.
Be sure to leave plenty to reach the motor.
Strip the outer sheath.
Cut and strip the wires to length.
- One directly to the motor.
- The other to one tab on the back of the switch.
- Then from the other tab on the switch to the motor.
Solder the wires in place
Step 6: Finishing Up
Install the pads to the bottom of the base.
Install the turntable top to the motor shaft.
Plug in the power cord and test.