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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

7 years ago

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.

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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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.