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what can i use a tiny 12 volt motor for?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BranndonC, Jan 2, 2006.

  1. BranndonC

    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    I took apart a christmas gift of a little car air compressor, and want to use the little motor for something in the truck, but i'm not that creative. what can i use it for?
    the engine is 2 inches long by 1 3/8 wide
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    i also got this cool little piston for my keychain from the compressor :D
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  2. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    Mount some lights on it to make them spin. Trail disco party :haha::haha::haha:
     
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    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    you made me laugh, lol! if i could get an led to spin and not wrap itself up, i would totally do that! :)
     
  4. diesel4me

    diesel4me 1 ton status Premium Member

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    looks like...

    .Looks very similar to some power window motors !..it has lots of potential uses...like....

    1.Dashboard fan
    2.BLENDER!:laugh:
    3.Beer Keg Pump:wink1:
    4.12V dremel tool
    5.Hi perf- Slot Car motor!...:D
    6.Electric Bong...:haha:
    ....to list just a few..

    I'd put the motor,piston and rod back together,and mount it on the tailgate..maybe use a clear plexiglass tube as the "cylinder"...wire it up so it spins and the rod and piston go up and down,with a light bulb that flashes when it hits TDC!..like a one lung version of the old "Visible V-8" motors we used to get at Christmas...that would draw some attention!..:crazy:
     
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    Hmm I dont know what you could use that for :thinking: but that gave me a good idea for you to try...

    Get an electric fuel pump preferably new and a good size tank wire up a drink dispender in your glovebox of you K5 fill it will kool-aid or tang!

    as for the motor you have...

    put it inside the seat sealed in a plastic box and you could get a message while driving
     
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    i dunt know wat u can do with wit but one question wat do u do for a flat scine u got no portable compressor lol
     
  7. BranndonC

    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    the compressor said use no more than 10 minutes, and let it rest 30 minutes before using it again. One of my tires would take more than 10 mintues, meaning at minimum it'd take 40 minutes per tire, and thats just if it took 10 minutes to inflate one
     
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    Make a little box with a floor that slides out , actuated by that motor , to drop tacks out on the ground for tailgaters :ignore:
     
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    lol good idea
     
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    Mount it to your bumper and tell everyone its your winch.
     
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    Get a couple extra feet of it and let it hang loosely. Then when it spins all the way, put the motor in reverse and keep doing it???

    :eek1:

    Good luck :doah:
     
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    LOL do that!! Have a little bit of wire rope (same size as what would be reasonable for that little guy) and mount 'er up!! :haha::haha::haha:
     

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