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Homemade mirrorball rotater

Discussion in 'Special Effects' started by jongaduet, Jun 24, 2009.

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  1. jongaduet

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    anybody ever made a mirrorball rotater? seems like is might be easy. I've seen the record player version, wondering if anyone else has rigged something like this up...


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    What with Mirror ball motor prices being what they are...... I guess you could rig up something, but why ?
     
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    Ditto. Unless it was a 48" mirror ball, in which case it would weigh a couple hundred pounds and need something rated for that weight anyway.
     
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    Double ditto, which brings me to my second concern which raises the CB TOS; You are essentially talking about creating a rigging apparatus. While Mirror ball rotators may seem flimsy they are designed with an intended purpose, Build your own and it drops a ball on somebodies head..... Ouch !
     
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    Yea, you could really drop the ball....
    :doh:
     
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    OUCH !
    :twisted:
     
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    I have to echo [user]Van[/user] here. We really can't tell you how to do this.

    But, as others have pointed out, they are inexpensive. Just check with any thratrical supply house in your area.

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    Additional Comment from Gafftaper: (The thread's closed and it's easier for me to insert a comment than reopen and post.) I Just wanted to point out that I Googled "mirror ball motor" and found a Chauvet Mirror Ball motor for $8 with a 25 lb weight capacity. This is one time that there's no reason to do it yourself. There are safe options avialable very cheeply.
     
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