Introduction: How I Made a Simple Solar Carousel for My Kids - Solar Merry Go Round Toy
My kids wanted a carousel toy.
So I suggested that we could build one of our own.
And guess what!!! They got super excited that they made me motivated to make that project.
Here is how we built this solar powered carousel toy from recycled materials from our home.
I hope you like it.
Here is my Channel on Youtube:
Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.
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.
Participated in the
Epilog X Contest