Flying Santa Ornament



About: hello, im matt and im 16. i ike building things and playing with fireworks. i always wonder how things work. this website is great!

Hello! For the holidays, I was trying to think of some unique and original yet simple way to make the decorations under the tree different then most.  What i came up with is pretty cool.  It takes a santa ornament and flies him around in a 2 foot circle.  It uses parts that you most likely have in your garage. 

Step 1: Parts

What you need:
-an old microwave turntable motor
-a metal coat hanger
-a santa claus ornament (I didn't have one so I had to use a picture to fill in)
-some electrical tape
-wire cutters

Step 2: Shaping the Wire

First, cut the wire hanger so you get a length of about 18 inches.  This will determine how far santa "flies".  You must bend about one inch at the bottom at a 150 degree angle so the wire goes in a diagonal away from the motor.  Straighten the rest of the wire so its roughly straight.

Step 3: Attaching the Wire

Stick the bent part of the wire into the plastic hole on the top of the motor.  Tape the wire onto the shaft of the motor.

Step 4: Attaching the Ornament

Attach the ornament onto the other end of the wire.  Unfortunately, we didn't have an ornament that would work, so i had to print out a picture and attach it for this demonstration.  You really can use anything, such as a plane, or Superman, but since its almost Christmas I felt Santa would be appropriate.



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    7 years ago on Introduction

    sorry, this is my first one and I didn't know how to tag the pictures