$15 motorized rotating display turntable

by:CAI YI JIE     2019-09-30
Isn\'t Everything looking better when it moves?
I want to show what I made for the YouTube channel on the turntable, so I started making one.
In this Instructure, I will show you how to make an electric rotary display turntable for less than $15.
I believe there are many other uses.
Maybe the display stand of the exhibition, or 3-D scanner.
In the comments below, let me know how you will use this electric turntable.
For $15, you can buy Lazy Susan from Ikea, used microwave motors from eBay, and some vinyl materials covering the turntable.
If you happen to have an old microwave with a decent motor and some paint to paint the turntable, you can complete the project for less than $10.
There are several other parts of the building-
I found them in my junk box!
The parts list tool list inspires me to start this build without looking into what others have done.
I was going to use part of the microwave.
Connect the top plate of Lazy Susan with the motor spindle (
You can see this in some photos).
It turned out to be triple.
Arm is not deep enough for this job, so I looked for inspiration from the web and found this video from DiY projects (
He used a hose as a joint.
It was a good idea so I incorporated it into my building.
It turns out that we have a very similar approach to creating an electric turntable
I think we all shop at Ikea!
First of all, we need to take the lazy susan apart.
Turn it over first so the big wooden swivel board can be face-to-face
On the table.
You should see a nut in the center of the board below.
Undo this operation with a 13mm sleeve/wrench.
After removing the nut, lift the lower plate to reveal the bearing mechanism.
You need a medium.
Size Philips Head Drive for removing 3 screws that connect the bearing to the large wood board.
Be sure to save these because you need them later.
In this step, all that is left to do is lift the metal bearing and remove the dome
Head bolts for connecting small base plates.
Put this in your spare parts box with the previously removed nut.
This build is not needed either.
Next, we need to attach a hose on the lower side of the large board.
The hose should work closely with the spindle of the microwave motor.
We will use the hose to transfer the rotation from the motor to the top plate.
First mark the center of the top plate and use the bearing assembly removed in the previous step as the template.
Next, the hole part is drilled into the lower side of the roof using a 10mm wooden drill.
Don\'t cross the woods all the way!
You can mark the correct depth with a piece of tape around the drill bit.
Of course, if you use a hose of different diameters, you need to adjust the drill bit accordingly.
I am doing 10mm OD hose with 10mm drill bit.
Finally, mix the epoxy for about 5 minutes and glue the hose into the hole.
Now our focus is switched to a smaller wooden base plate.
Remove large Non from
Anti-slip rubber ring-
It should fall off easily.
Then enlarge the hole in the center of the board.
It needs to be large enough to allow the 10mm OD hose to rotate freely.
I used a wood drill bit of 16mm.
This step is not easy because there is already a considerable hole in the wood.
If you have the drill press available, now is the time to use it!
With a hole of 16mm, we need to screw on the motor.
Alignment is required so that the motor spindle is located at the center of the plate (
Hope this is also the center of the hole you drilled).
I put the motor on the workbench with the spindle facing up and then put the board on it so I can check the centering.
Everything was aligned when I was happy, I took the boards and motors and turned them over.
Use a pencil to mark the position of the motor mounting hole before moving anything.
Fix the motor on the wood with 4 small screws.
I have 16mm screws left over from an earlier project, so these are used.
No matter what screws you use, just make sure they don\'t go through the wood.
Now that we have modified the top and bottom plates of lazy Susan, it is time to reassemble it.
Start by replacing the bearing.
Slide the hose through the hole in the center of the bearing.
Use the 3 screws that originally fixed the bearing to secure the bearing on the lower side of the top board.
The length of the hose needs to be trimmed next.
It should be long enough to go through the lower side of the board at the bottom and can be pushed to the motor spindle.
Use the bottom plate as a guide, mark the length of the hose and then cut the hose with some scissors or scissors.
Then we need to connect the bottom plate to the bearing.
Originally, I used hot glue and later replaced it with epoxy resin for 5 minutes.
I strongly recommend that you buy epoxy directly.
No matter which one you choose, you will need to disperse it on the lower ring of the bearing and then push the lower plate onto the bearing to make sure that the 10mm hose is properly positioned on the motor spindle, the board lay flat on the surface of the bearing.
Now that most of the machinery is done, we need to connect the motor to the power supply.
Note: The microwave motor runs directly from the mains.
You need to make sure that the final assembly is safe and that the operator is not able to touch the terminals or bare wires when using it.
I strongly recommend that you supplement the heat shrinkage I use in this step with an additional form of isolation.
For example, some electronic tape and sub-covers.
Start by coloring the terminals of the motor.
Then prepare the end of the main cable assembly and tin it.
Slide the heat shrink on the cable
You need 3 pieces, one piece to cover each terminal, and the last piece to cover the \"Y\" split when the cable leaves the external insulation.
Weld the cable to the motor terminal-
It doesn\'t matter which way they go.
Heat is now applied to heat shrinkage to cover any bare metal.
The turntable is almost finished.
We need to lift the motor from the ground before we will assemble and continue to decorate.
You need to find 3 pieces of material deeper than the motor.
I found a small piece of leftover material and cut 3 pieces ~ 5 cm. Hot-
Stick the wood to the lower side of the small plate and distribute evenly on the circumference (
120 degrees apart).
When you take out the hot glue gun, fix the main cable with beads.
You can even use it as an auxiliary isolation layer around the electrical connection.
The rest is to decorate the turntable.
I use mine in a white background and want it to fit in.
I bought some white vinyl from eBay (
You need about 45 cm x 45 cm).
Put the turntable on the bench-
Carefully remove the backing from vinyl and stick to the top of the turntable.
When the turntable is covered, flip it, trim the excess parts to a few centimeters and stick to the underside of the top plate.
Flip the entire component over and step back to appreciate your new creations.
Hope there will be no bubbles under the surface.
If they do appear, use the tip of the craft knife to make a small hole in the vinyl in the center of the bubble.
Gently push the air out of the hole with your fingers.
The bubbles should disappear if you are careful, this small hole is too small for the eyes to see.
Now just plug in and the table can spin itself.
Hope you enjoyed the building! Al!
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