|Forum topic by dakremer||posted 10-21-2011 12:09 AM||5193 views||0 times favorited||14 replies|
10-21-2011 12:09 AM
Hey everyone. My 2nd cousin whom I’ve known my entire life (lived right next door to me growing up) just sent me an unexpected/amazing gift in the mail. The only way I can think to show my gratitude is to make him something really cool that I know he’ll love. He is big into movies…went to USC for a degree in film, and would like to be a producer some day.
I’m thinking about building him some sort of clock to hang on the wall. Possible a silhouette of a movie projector like pictured below….
Maybe not exactly this picture…but something simliar. Maybe not even just a silhouette but something with a little more depth to it. I would also like to make the movie reels spin (possibly even get a hold of some old film and wrap it around the reels. I’m not sure if I want to cut out the movie reels out of wood or actually go buy some used reels somewhere. I’m assuming I would need some sort of “step motor” for the spinning reels? Then some small gears to tie the two reels together (which I know how to make) I know nothing about motors, so am curious as to what type of motor would be best. I obviously wouldnt want it to spin very fast and the motor must be pretty flat (and quiet) as I dont want the clock sticking out from the wall too much. Would a motor like this be battery operated, or need to be plugged in? I would like the ability to be able to turn on or shut off the spinning reels completely separate to the functioning of the clock.
I’m also curious as to a good source of clock parts (motor, hands, numbers, etc)
Thanks for any advice you can give me. Maybe I’ll make a video blog of my process in making it! Should be interesting
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