Public Lab Research note

Powered string winder for balloons

by natevw | May 03, 2012 17:42 03 May 17:42 | #1900 | #1900

Here's a sketch of how we made the balloon kit's string reel compatible with a cordless drill. I've also posted a few "real life" pictures and some assembly/usage notes.


Very cool, nate! Thought you might like some earlier and probably less successful experiments:

Reeling in 4500 ft of string with a bicycle... three times today

Especially do not do what's shown in this last video. Even with the car in reverse it's not a great idea.

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Haha, love the car one! Thanks for the tip about the image — still learning how this site works, but it should be fixed now.

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this is an awesome winder design. I love it- great mod.

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