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We bought a cheap mini disco ball (like $5 at Walgreens or something) a few months back. It works alright, except it spins way to fast, so it doesn't do the disco effect. If I spin it slower manually, it does the effect just fine, so I figure if I can find a way to slow it down, it'll be good. My initial idea was to open it up and throw some extra resistors in there, but after reading up on things on the internet, extra resistance may not actually slow down electric motors like that.
I'm hoping someone here has an idea for how to do this. I assume the best options are either to mess with the electronics, or to somehow modify the gear(?) system it has. I don't really know much about electric stuff unfortunately. It runs on 3 AA batteries in the base, has 3 colored LEDs on the top of the base.
I'm not really out much money if there's no good way to do this, but I thought it would be neat to get it working.