Turn-Ease Motorized Refrigerator Lazy SusanBy Ellison, David; Mollendorf, Joseph C.; NSF 2005 Engineering Senior Design Projects to Aid Persons With Disabilities, pp. 148-149
Creative Learning Press, Inc.
Publication Date: 2005
Description of a motorized Lazy Susan which rotates items stored on a refrigerator shelf with the touch of a button. Developed at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at State University of New York at Buffalo, it is simple to install in almost any refrigerator. An existing Lazy Susan was fitted with an AC gear motor designed for intermittent use, combined with a rubber wheel contacting the Lazy Susan on its outer edge. To power the device, a two-outlet adapter was modified to fit on the refrigerator’s light socket without interfering with the operation of the light. An on-off pushbutton switch is used for operation. Safety from electric shock is ensured by the switch’s connection across a 120 volt to 12.6 volt transformer. The base of the device is a sheet of acrylic with an acrylic ring glued in its center, which holds the stationary bottom of the Lazy Susan in place. The motor and transformer are mounted on the rear corners of the base. As it is plugged into the refrigerator light socket, the device is only powered when the refrigerator door is open. Cost of project was $125.
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