Prepare the mounting box

  • Find the center of mounting box and draw a mark (if using Adafruit box, use the bottom of the box for mounting).
  • Take a pencil or pen and create a hole.

  • Place the motor down on hole with cables facing up. Place some pressure on the motor.

  • Create another hole where the cardboard is imprinted from the bottom piece of the motor.

* Note: These holes will be used to stabilize the motor to make it easier to mount in place.

Mount the motor!

  • Screw in one of the M3 screws to one side of the motor.

  • Fasten with hex nut on the back (inside of box).

  • Repeat with other side and end of motor.

* Tip: a pair of pliers is a big help when fastening a small hex nut 

Now attach the swing structure to the motor on the base! LOOKIN' GOOD.


  • Use a level on the circle top to see how level the swing ride is.

  • If it needs some adjusting, you can toss a small piece of cardboard under the motor to counterbalance the tilt.

  • You may have to temporarily unscrew some of the mounting screws to insert the cardboard piece.

This guide was first published on Oct 28, 2018. It was last updated on Feb 27, 2024.

This page (Mounting) was last updated on Oct 23, 2018.

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