diy light mover

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself' started by kochab, Dec 23, 2007.

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    kochab

    kochab New Member

    im brainstorming some ideas for making a light mover but i cant think of anything that i could use that isnt chain driven or where i wont have to mount the motor myself.......any suggestions.

    hell id settle for buying one if i could find a kit for under $300.
     
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    Puffin Afatty

    Puffin Afatty Active Member

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    UserFriendly

    UserFriendly New Member

    get another light.
     
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    bearo420

    bearo420 Well-Known Member

    dude named mattso i think used a fan. he took fan off and light moves left to right like a circulating fan. but thats not really moving it much.
     
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    000420

    000420 terpenophenolic

    fuck yeah!!! that's what I always say...fuck light movers..if I want light "over there" I'll just hang another light "over there".....LOL.....just my opinion....:hump::hump::hump:
     
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    LoganSmith

    LoganSmith Well-Known Member

    EBAY Bro.............
     
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    LoganSmith

    LoganSmith Well-Known Member

    I was looking at one and foregot about the auction and it sold for like $80 with out the rails.shittttttttttttt.:)
     
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    kochab

    kochab New Member

    running a light mover instead of another light will save you tons on energy cost like you wouldent believe folks.
    this is more of what im looking for. thank you!

    but also I think i could diy one out cheaper than this probably if i can think of a design.....
     
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    bearo420

    bearo420 Well-Known Member

    diy mover questionable. a giant glass dome thats 150 degrees hanging on a motorized thing I built would have me a bit worried to ever leave the room. all for diy but safely
     
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    kochab

    kochab New Member

    heh? i dont understand
     
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    Puffin Afatty

    Puffin Afatty Active Member

    the ocilating component from a fan sounds promising....I think you could use a string and pulley system to move light side to side...probably wont move as far as a lightrail(6' of horizontal movement)but sounds promising...

    Have you ever noticed the trich production is highest facing the light??? I've seen light movers give a higher yield and potency in others grows...if you are groing for headstash, a light mover is a great addition...I am gonna try the fan idea in my small area...I think I'll hook a n eyelet to each side and a string to my fan, then ocilate it and see how much movement I can get...

    :mrgreen:
     
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    GoodFriend

    GoodFriend Lumberjack

    ceiling fan and duct tape



    =p
    i'm being semi serious here....
     
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    bearo420

    bearo420 Well-Known Member

    yeah if you rigged pulleys you could turn the 6 inches the fan turns into 6 feet technically. but make sure its safe, when I say a big glass dome, I was thinking of my 400 MH light hanging. its like 4 inch dome
     
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    kochab

    kochab New Member

    so you guys are proposing what? i hang my light by the chain as normal and hook a fan to it so it swings back and forth? thats all everyone can come up with?????
     
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    yurple

    yurple Well-Known Member

    I guarantee you could make one for less then 300 if you go to home depot and search
     
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    Sublime757

    Sublime757 Well-Known Member

    A rotisserie cooker motor is all I can think of. But no sure how to make it stop and go the other way.
     
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    kochab

    kochab New Member

    yeah if i could make a big circle disc i could hang lights on that and put a christmas tree spinner thingy upside down attached to the circle and lights would be more productive.
    but i didnt wanna use that type of setup thingy.
     
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    jmac

    jmac Well-Known Member

    how about a small quite garage door opener just a thought
     
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    LoganSmith

    LoganSmith Well-Known Member

    just go by one. You know it will work and you have no worries. It like $200 and you will see results and get what you put into it 10x.

    Good luck
     
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    kochab

    kochab New Member

    no go brother. those are all chain driven as far as i know of.
     

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