week 7 – Mounting Motors
* Elements I used to construct my mobile:
Sheet Metal (3×3 LINCANE AL Sheet-VENITIAN BR), gluegun, 2 wooden rods, fishing line, a wooden box, tincase, 30 rpm motor)
First, I bought sheet Metal from home depot. Then I cut the sheet metal into pieces using metal cutters. After that I glued the pieces of sheet metal that I cut together to form a structure. I ran fishing line through the sheet metal structures to connect them. I passed the line through a wooden rod that had a hole drilled into it and tied a knot at the end so that it could hang from the rod.
I drilled a fixed motor onto a piece of wood. Then I placed it inside of a box. I chose a 30 rpm motor because I felt the slow movement of this motor worked perfectly for my design. I drilled a hole through the wooden box containing the motor.Then I drilled 2 holes through a tin can, and a metal cube I constructed using the sheet metal I had bought from Home Depot. I placed a second wooden rod through the cube and the can, and through the hole drilled into the wooden box connecting it to the motor