@mrstebbings and @seanandkate After you've ate your chicken and replaced it with your mirror ball, if its "spots" go up on the stage side and down in the house, swap the entire assembly end to end and its "spots" will move in reverse, even though the spit's motor's none the wiser.If you are allowed to modify it, you can drill a hole for a rod that can extend past it's north and south "pole" by a couple inches. With a couple U-brackets, you now have two mounting points that can keep it horizontal. The motor can still do it's thing on the side. Think of it as a mirror ball rotisserie. (Or you can buy mirror balls that do this sort of thing).
EDIT -- Actually, now that I think of it, you could totally use an ACTUAL rotisserie for this. Just subtract chicken, add mirror ball.
@FMEng While we're swerving off into the bizarre ; are you posting of eating under cooked chicken, in sense of insufficiently cooked chicken?If you eat under cooked chicken from the rotisserie, the spots move randomly in all directions, but I don't recommend that method.
But then all the hot grease from the chicken would land on you. Never cook your rotisserie chicken at trim height kids. Pro tip.@FMEng While we're swerving off into the bizarre ; are you posting of eating under cooked chicken, in sense of insufficiently cooked chicken?
OR In the sense of you, yourself, eating while sitting under properly cooked chicken.
Veeeeerrrr on down the road. . . . (Why is a song coming to mind?)
Oh, That's the other thing. Because of the shaded pole motors used on most mirror ball motors, you can never accurately predict which way it will turn. There ARE purpose made CW and CCW motors, but if it's a cheap generic motor it's a crap shoot as to which way it will turn each time.I keep trying to do with mirrors. Some arrangement should change direction of movement....