01 Dec

Diy Rotative Display “Lazy Susan”for our Minis by WarStuft

Greetings … from WarStuft we usually alternate tutorials of modeling, painting and design of miniatures, reviews, historical reviews and scennery, with other information that apparently has no relation with these subjects, but that they undoubtedly have.

Today, I present a small tutorial on how to do it with few stuff, a small and practical rotating display also known as “Lazy Susan” to show our miniatures, in a spectacular way and with a minimum investment.

And as always, with the satisfaction of having done it ourselves.

For this we are going to need a microwave motor, which you can easily obtain from a recycled oven.

The motor is obtained by opening a galvanized sheet metal lid under the microwave, screwed to the chassis and connected by two Faston type terminals to the oven’s power supply system.


The working voltage of the asynchronous motor is reflected on the label on the motor (green)

This I show you I found it in a bin, there are two types of 220 V. and 12 V.

And you can also buy it on Ebay but they are quite expensive (€ 15-20).

220 V y 2,5-3 R.P.M

For safety I would recommend that you use 12 V., but as you can see in this case I have used one of 220 V. and nothing has happened to me.

First of all if you do not have any of the concepts clear or you do not have the adequate expertise “Do not carry out this Project” or ask the person known to have knowledge about electricity.

I am not responsible for damages to people and property, which could cause the manipulation of elements that are connected to the electrical network.


Other necessary elements are:

  • Allen Bolts.
  • Nuts.
  • Washers.
  • Flanges.
  • Faston Terminals.
  • Termorectractil cover.
  • A box (Carton, plastic or wood)).
  • Cable with lamp switch from chinese shop.
  • Support of the inner microwave tray (cannibalized according to photo).
  • A round base of mirror acrylic, DM, Carton or whatever you have on hand.
  • Superglue glue, pliers, lighter, scissors … etc.


Cannibalize the tray support will be very useful!!

The assembly is quite simple … the faston terminals are tightened with pliers in the cables, the thermoretractile covers serve to cover the connections.

The flanges so that the cables are fixed and do not suffer the connections, due to possible pulls.

The Allen screws, washers and nuts are for fixing the motor, on the box.

We have to center the motor in the box and the rod that will adhere to the tray with cyanoacrylate, will then be lodged jointly with the motor.

And now … the cable has a simple on / off switch.

We plugged …. et voila !!! It moves amazingly well, with no need for bearings or anything similar.

The only downside is a nuisance noise, which we solve by editing the video track and erasing the audio channel or overwriting it with our favorite soundtrack … A that sounds better whith Pulseprogramming song !!!.

I hope that this BricoTuto, has been useful to you …

What are you waiting for? Let’s do it!!!!









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