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rotating hanging wheel decoration? Answered

i had a hanging wheel decoration, just wondering if the wheel can rotating using some weight so the wheel rotate infinite. perhaps moving its axle or something


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jeff-o (author)2010-09-21

With good bearings you could make it rotate using a small motor and a solar panel. That's about as close as you'll get to rotating infinitely.

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lemonie (author)2010-09-20

Moving slowly on good bearings wouldn't take much power, but you would have to drive it with something.
What sort of wheel were you thinking of?


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orksecurity (author)2010-09-20

You're asking for a perpetual motion machine. They don't exist. You need to provide energy to keep it turning -- a motor, or the kind of weights-and-escapement-or-governor mechanism used for mechanical clocks.

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