In this instructable I will show you how to make a spin art machine using laser cut wood and few parts you probably already have.
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Step 1: Parts and Tools
Here are the parts and tools that you will need to make this project:
3d printer and filament
Hot glue gun and hot glue
Solder and soldering iron
Cd or Dvd ( It should be one that you don't need. )
1/8 Baltic birch plywood that will fit in a laser cutter (really any wood would do I just like this kind)
Dc 3 volt motor
3 AA battery holder
3 AA batteries
Step 2: Laser Cut Wood
Laser cut this file:
Step 3: Mount Potentiometer and Switch
Mount the potentiometer on the piece of laser cut wood with the two holes using the nut that came with it and put the knob part of the potentiometer through one of the holes in the laser cut wood. Tighten it up until it is in place securely. Hot glue the switch to the other hole in the wood.
Step 4: Wire the Circuit
Wire the circuit as in the fritzing shematic.
Step 5: Mount Motor
Mount the motor on the rectangular hole on the piece that says "Spin Art " on it.
Step 6: Assemble Box
Assemble the laser cut box. It should be easy to assemble the box, the pieces just fit together but you will probably have to glue them together. The battery pack probably won't fit in the box so have the wires run through one of the slits in the box.
Step 7: 3d Print Spinner
3d Print this file. It will go on the motor shaft and the dvd will go on top of it.
Here is the link to the file:
Step 8: Attach Dvd to 3d Printed Spinner
Attach the dvd/cd to the spinner on the motor. Cut a piece of paper to fit over the disk and tape the paper to the Cd/Dvd.
Step 9: Done!
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If it didnt work for you make sure that it is switched on and turn the potentiometer in both directions you can't really control the motor using the potentiometer. I just added it mostly for looks.
Comment if it still doesnt work and I will sort things out.
To use this turn it on and put the spin art machine in a bin or something that will protect from paint splashes