Slightly OT : Not sure where to find this

I'm almost done building a baby cradle. Looks great !
It swings well but I thought it could be interesting to add a small motor to swing it. I've googled around but all I can find is already mounted on something.
Anybody heard about a retrofit manual crank or battery powered motor for cradles ?
tia
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I would try a yard sale and look for one of those motorized swings that use batteries. You could probably get the motor to mount on your cradle.
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If you're willing to use a manual crank, you can rock it by hand for free.
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I think motorizing it might be harder than you think. You want to keep the natural swinging pendulum motion. How will you attach the motor to do that?
I've never seen a motorized cradle before, perhaps there's a good reason why.
If you really do want to motorize it, you can usually find gear motors on ebay reasonably priced, or else perhaps use a barbecue rotiserie motor.
Rob
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Back when we were at that stage we had a clip on vibrator. (and no not that kind) The gentle vibrations acted like a car and would knock them right out, and would slowly turn itself off after about 15 mins. Worked like a charm. No modifications to your new cradle. I think it was about $15 at Baby Superstore or place like that. HM
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Herman Munster wrote:

Seems to me an automatic shut off would be important!
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