It’s not much, but this is what I have to show for today’s work in the studio.* In spite of my contemptible soldering ability, I finally got this little three-volt motor to work.
It sounds like little beast. I may regret my idea to make a kinetic light box in my bedroom window.
What I learned in the past few days: Motors are not easy to come by. I almost ordered another motor from Jameco, even though it’d ship from California to the UK, and I’d have to use an adapter b/c of the different current. Luckily, I learned about RS Components, Ltd., based in Stockport, just south of Manchester. Next-day delivery only cost £5. Sweet!
*I also wired a fluorescent fixture to be a plug-in appliance, but it’s not much to look at yet either.