office chair - electric rotation

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  1. Fly_VC

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    Hello DIY community :)

    I could use some ideas on how to install an electric motor to rotate my office chair.

    recently I bought this chair: https://www.amazon.co.uk/GTPLAYER-Computer-Ergonomic-Adjustable-Warranty/dp/B07GRQ99F3

    It has a 90° adjustable backrest and a footrest, it's really relaxing to lay completely flat for a short contemplative-pause, but even more fun would be to have an electric rotation :)

    But it does not seem trivial to install it, here is a foto of its bottom:

    chair.jpg

    Installing the motor on the base plate(where the actual seat is mounted) would be easy, however, the base plate does not always have the same angle to the center pillar due to its rocking mechanism.
    Mounting it below the rocking mechanism is difficult since there are no holes to mount anything.
    Putting the whole mechanism on the bottom base would be quite ugly.
    Also transferring the power is tricky, would be a friction wheel the best option?
    the height adjustment happens at the same point where the rotating parts meet, the metal pipe moves inside the black metal cylinder(above at this foto), so a fixed connection with gears would disable any height adjustments.

    Would be nice to hear your opinions on this, maybe there is already a similar project out there. :)
     
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  3. foxhole

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    Maybe install a rocket under it to help you get off it ?
     
  4. Fly_VC

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    already thought about using propellers, not sure how relaxing that would be though :D

    looks like I will opt for a simple mount with braces directly on the metal pipe at expense of losing the height adjustment.
    planning on using these parts:

    https://www.amazon.de/-/en/gp/product/B08LVYMGHG/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A1WT4HNPL8YKF7&psc=1

    https://www.amazon.de/-/en/gp/product/B07CRD72ZY/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=A2F7JN9V2AWTSH&psc=1

    https://www.amazon.de/-/en/gp/product/B078TC3DTX/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?smid=A5QX2SUPA7LK7&psc=1

    http://www.mercateo.at/p/2692-4384340/GM_REIB_RD_35_x_56_B_14_18.html

    the motor is then connected with a T-metal to the clamps.

    Any objections on why this should NOT work?
     
  5. JobAndKnock

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    Is anyone else left wondering, "Why?"
     
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  6. mattylad

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    SHHH!!!
    Colin Furze may hear you... :)
     
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    Too much time & money:sneaky:
     
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  9. JobAndKnock

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    Sad, I know, but I had to look him up......:censored:
     
  10. Fly_VC

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    do you also question why kids enjoy a ride on the carousel?

    additionally, I thought that "it looks fun" and "let me see if I can do this" is reason enough for the DIY community :)
     
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    Yes... :eek:

    But then I think, "they"re kids"...

    Well, you did ask...:whistle:
     
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    There will probably be a fair few electric scooters on the second hand market after xmas.
    Rig up something with a friction wheel
     
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