Useless box build Plan wanted

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Jonlate

Joined Dec 21, 2017
101
Hi Guys n Girls,

Does anyone have a simple way to make a useless box.
You know the one that you move the on/off switch and a lever comes out and turns it off and goes back into the box.

I am looking for a design that uses no battery power (if possible) when not in use, but starts straight away as soon as the switch is turned on.
It would also be good if it uses cheap parts, or parts we may have already, and is simple to build.

Also is it easy to make it do stupid things like the clips on YouTube’s do? Eg. do it slowly, fast, what a while etc etc

Can anyone help?
 
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RichardO

Joined May 4, 2013
2,271
This sounds like a fun project.

What do you have in mind for a power source? Wind-up and solar power come to mind. A few cheap batteries would be a lot simpler.

Do you have a gearmotor or a motor and gears on hand? You will need some transistors and/or relays.
 

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Jonlate

Joined Dec 21, 2017
101
Buying it straight off amazon or eBay takes the fun out of it. I want to build it, especially if I can make it do stuff like this...


 
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