Step 1: Collect Materials and Tools
All materials are recycled or reused from other stuff around home.
Geared Motor. This is the main rotor and hub for the carousel.
I got this one a broken LED lamp that rotates slowly making colorful lights.
You can use any 3 volt motor. You can buy it or take it from an old toy.
Old CD. This is the carousel rotor.
I have many of them and sure you do.
Horses. My kids gave them to me to put them.
Solar panel. I used it to power the carousel and teach my kids some facts about renewable energy.
Some plastic pieces.
Step 2: Driver Motor
Step 3: Carousel Hub
Using the glue gun I installed the thread on the CD and then tightened the two horses.
I then installed the CD on the small plastic cap Now we have a carousel. It's time to test it.
Step 4: Test
It works fine. My kids also knew how they could change carousel direction of rotation by changing the polarity of the battery.