THE MAGNETIC DOT ENCYCLOPEDIA

Wheel Tutorial Like

by: Damian Follow


Wheel

This wheel spins on its stationary axle. The smaller version of it can be made with a single set (i.e. <216 dots)


small wheel (a slightly larger one can be made still with a single set - see video


mushroom


small mushroom


side on view of axle


stacking arrangement, double-thickness axle plus two layer wheel or single thickness axle with three layer wheel


small wheel


double layer axle


wheel with now axle


end-on view


axle components


axle components

Comments

  • tend2it - 4 years ago
    WOW ... Awesome discovery and spot on tutorial ... I really like how you extended the stability of them as well ... my double layered larger versions never were stable when alternating polarity rings were added ... its been sitting under my nose all these years and I never noticed that it spun !
  • Damian - 4 years ago
    Thanks tend2it :-)
    I remember all those cars and tractors you made a while back (well I did after I looked back through your photos and found them again, anyway:) ). Also that recent monopoly car you made, which was the one I always insisted on using (decades ago) which was pretty cool ( I saw a few of those - I guess there was a zen magnet competition or something).
  • tend2it - 4 years ago
    Thanks Damian ... :oD
    Yes, that car was also my fav and it was for their 2 Set Classic Monopoly contest ... you should check out the ZM contest page ... http://zenmagnets.com/index.php?p=1_8_Contest ... from time to time, they open up the contests to any magnet type (like this month's July 2013 contest: 31: A Worthwhile Emblem) ... neocube is OK to use ... they are always fun and challenging and can score you some credit for more magnets.