"Anti-Gravity" Wheel

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Introduction: "Anti-Gravity" Wheel

About: Innovative Projects, Diy's, Life Hacks

In this Instructable, we are going to make a Gyro wheel.

A wheel that can be balanced on different objects while it's spinning.

In the "gif" picture above, you can see a 1kg/2.2lbs wheel, spinning vertically around the rope.

If you have not seen a gyroscope or you're not excellent in physics (that would be me), you would expect that the wheel should spin horizontally.

Step 1:

I got this 1kg/2.2lbs wheel. Not that the weight matters, I just wanted to know how heavy it was.

I decided to use a little stick for the axle.

I drilled a hole and pushed in a match to hold the wheel.

Great alternative for the match is a hair pin.

Step 2:

I put on the wheel and marked a point for the second hole.

After drilling a second hole, I covered the area between the holes with electrical tape, so it's a tighter fit.

Step 3:

I pushed in the second match and used a glue for the extra security.

The wheel was ready.

I spun it with an angle-grinder and put it on the bottle neck to see the "magic".

What I learned from this project:

If you use a wheel that heavy and small, make sure to do it outside and wear a protective equipment.

I dropped it a few times - it nearly hit my computer.

Touching a wheel that is spinning so fast is the same as touching your bicycle wheel while you're riding it.

If you don't have gloves and you accidentally touch the wheel - be prepared to look for an adhesive bandage :)

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    ha man what is the speed of the wheel?

    is this guy russian? his project is so simple and awesome hahahah

    LOVE THIS SITE ,I'M RETIRED AND WAS LOOKING FOR SOMTHING TO DO NOW I HAVE A WONDERS THINS 2 DO THANK U

    It a fun project, i like it! i need one :)

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    Thanks!

    It was fun indeed (apart from touching the wheel)

    Well the way i think it works is the centrepital force counter acts with the g-force and the kenetic energy along with the gravity of the earth. All those combined will produce enough energy for the wheel to apear to levitate

    I was trying to say that I did not use 1 kg/2.2lbs wheel on purpose. I used what I had and was curious how heavy it was :)

    I would have preferred to use a huge bearing.

    Very cool!

    Was the red mark on your left forearm from the spinning wheel hitting it? Ouch!!

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