Use of MIrrorball

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  1. mrstebbings

    mrstebbings Member

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    Anybody got any ideas about how to rig a mirror ball (i.e.disco-ball) to spin on a horizontal axis, so that the spots go down on stage (and up in the audience side!) instead of round?
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    seanandkate Well-Known Member Fight Leukemia

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    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.
     
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    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    @seanandkate nailed it. Get a rotisserie and shove it through a mirror ball. Just work carefully, there is not a lot of structural integrity inside mirror balls. You wouldn't want to accidentally tear it in half.
     
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    If you eat under cooked chicken from the rotisserie, the spots move randomly in all directions, but I don't recommend that method.
     
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    But then all the hot grease from the chicken would land on you. Never cook your rotisserie chicken at trim height kids. Pro tip.
     
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    Reminder: Rotisserie motors are frickin *noisy*...
     
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