Introduction: DIY Kinetic Art Water Wheel

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I always love to craft and give shapes to build DIY structures. So thinking about the kinetic art I made a waterfall fountain. It's a fun project to make. I made it for my balcony garden.

So in this instructable, I will try to summarize you how I made this Kinetic Water Wheel.

Materials I needed to make this fountain:

  • Plastic tray
  • Foam Board
  • Polystyrene
  • Wooden Sticks
  • Fidget Spinner
  • Plastic pipe
  • Aluminium sticks
  • 3V-12V Motor
  • 3V-12V Submersible Pump
  • 5V Adapter
  • Hot Glue
  • Soldering Iron
  • Cutter

Step 1: The Wheel

Two structure that I need to make one is the wheel and a house with wind blades.

So to build these structures take a foam board.

To make the wheel cut the pcs of foam board and attach the pcs with hot glue as shown in the images.

Step 2: Wheel Stand

Now I need to make a stand for the wheel

And to make sure the wheel moves smoothly, so I took two fidget spinner

And stick a pc of foam board with the spinners.

Then attached the spinner with the wheel as shown in the imgs.

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Step 3: The Windmill

Now let cut some pcs of foam board to make the house.

Attach the pcs as shown in the imgs.

Stick a 3V-12V motor with hot glue

Make a fan blade with the foam board and the wooden sticks.

Then connect the fan blade with the motor as shown in the imgs.

Take a 3V-12V submersible pump and join a plastic pipe with it.

Connect the pump and the motor together and connect them with a 5V adaptor.

Step 4: Final Assembling

Take a plastic tray as a water chamber.

Stick the wheel and the house on the tray.

To hold the pipe strong on the house, I attached an aluminum stick with it.

Then I made a human structure with the foam board and stick it with the spinner as shown in the imgs.

And also I made a drum with the polystyrene and a stick as shown in the imgs.

So the human's hand will rotate with the wheel and will hit the drum stick.

Step 5: Finishing...

So the fountain is ready

All I need to make it look beautiful, let's colour them.

Now fill the tray with water.

Plug in the adapter and enjoy the fountain...

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