In this Instructable, I made a motorized display turntable for around €10 or $12
You will need:
- Lazy Susan (SNUDDA) from Ikea
- Microwave Synchronous Motor
I got mine from eBay for €2.33 or $2.57
As I live in EU, I used 220v motor. Get a 120v motor if you live in USA.
- 4 x Drawer knobs
- A piece of tube
- Power cable with a switch
- Wooden dowel
- Cable clip
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Take apart your Lazy Susan.
Take off the bearing to remove the screw.
Put back the bearing without the screw.
Drill a hole in the centre.
It should be big enough to fit a wooden dowel.
Glue the dowel inside the hole.
When glue has dried, slide a piece of tube onto the dowel.
Remove the anti-slip thing from the bottom.
Drill 4 holes for the feet and make a centre hole bigger.
Attach the feet.
Drawer knobs are perfect for the job.
After making sure that everything fits and the tube does not touch the bottom circle, I cut the tube shorter.
I glued the tube to the dowel and the bottom circle to the bearing.
I applied some glue to the shaft and slid it in the tube.
The motor was secure to the bottom with 4 screws.
I "crimped" the terminals to the cable and used some heat-shrink tubing to isolate the connection.
I secured the cable with a cable clip and some hot glue.
Turntable could easily handle 8kg/17lb watermelon, but probably it is too much weight if you want your turntable to last.
I would not exceed 5kg/11lb
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