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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 12:07 pm 
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HI All,
I have had an idea for a auto turner bouncing around in my head for a while (my wife would say that the idea had heaps of room to bounce in) that didnt involve mounting the drive motor remotely and connecting it to the egg trays via a complicated linkage set up.

The following photos are what I came up with. the drive motor is from a battery operated BBQ rottiserie motor. All the frame work is commercial aluminium extrusion from the hard ware shop.
Please note that the frame is on its side for the photos.

The next step is to mount 2 micro switches to turn off the motor when it reaches top and bottom, then mount the whole frame in a new cabinet.

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I think that the general concept would be easy to incorporate on a bar fridge incubator as well.

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looks good.

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what does it fit into- brand or are you going to keep your kitchen at 37.5 deg for the next few months. I would be interested to know how many hrs you think you have put into it and a rough idea of expenses.

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Interesting, now where does the eggs fit? A photo with the egg tray on it would give us a better idea.

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Hi william,
It will go into a custom made cabinet of white melamine chip board.
Man hours to get to this point i estimate 20-24, mind you I havent been keeping track. Expenses so far 50-60 dollars, the motor is $25, the microswitches from jaycar $2.50 each, the grey box from jaycar $9.00 the rest ally from Bunnings (add $20 for what I didnt have already in the shed)

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Hi Kowan,
Hope this shows it for you.
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ahh yes....now I know how it works, thanks Chookmadhubby

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I wish I could see a video clip of it in action....well done.

By the way where did you get the yellow egg trays?

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Hi Raf,
I will see what I can do about a video clip.
I got the trays from Incubators and more in the Adelaide CBD.
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How much were they?

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I have had them about a year, from memory 10-15 bucks each.
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Well a video clip is a failure so far, youtube has a hernia with 47MB video files!!!!

Next installment photo's are below, started to make the new cabinet to suit the turner.

the cabinet is only test screwed together to check size and operation.
Current dimensions are 690mm tal x 445mm wide x 445mm deep.
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That looks great!!!

Can you take photo's from behind to show the motor.

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I can, but what is the particular detail you want to see?

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Great job mate,looks like a multi quip bator :wink:


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