OK, bare with me here as I try and describe something in my head. I have a vision for a moving art piece that will range from maybe 18" to 2’-ish wide to hang on the wall. It involves pieces rotating around center piece. I would love at least two layers moving in opposite directions rotating around each other, but I’m willing to start simple if need be. I would be happy with a static center piece with outside piece(s) moving around it. In my total fantasy world, I would have multiple individual cutouts rotating around a center piece and the cutouts would also undulate up and down. The piece will be out of thin acrylic/wood or any combination of the two. So while it won’t be super heavy, it certainly will be heavier than a normal set clock hands.
Here’s my problem, motors and electrical things are way out of my realm. I have not a clue where to even begin to find a motor to suit my needs or what kind of mechanism one would need to achieve the movement. My mind can only envision a clock type mechanism, but I still can’t picture how it would work. I don’t even know what to search for and everything I’ve tried isn’t coming close. (For some reason “clock movement on steroids” yielded no results. Weird ) Anyone know what technical terms I would use for such a beast or where one would find such a thing? I’m kinda at a complete loss on where to begin. Any suggestions at all would be welcome.