Customizable Perpetual Motion Wheel

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Customizable Perpetual Motion Wheel by frankkienl Feb 17, 2013
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Customizable Perpetual Motion Wheel, change number of holes and stuff.


  • Made the hole in the wheel a bit bigger.
  • You can now print the separate parts

Inspired by:
But made from scratch


1) Customize
2) Print
3) Brag about it

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I have made this before by wood.. I have the flat side of the sort of hemisphere part should not be in the same plane. Will post pictures after I get the 3D printer set up. Will happy to share some secret from Old Mr Da Vinci had hidden it in his drawing.

No. The friction is too high. It wont even turn by hand (brute force). I havr to makr the hole in the wheel a bit bigger. Will do that tomorrow. ; -)

not a friction pb, it won't work that's a physic law

Made the hole bigger now. See STLs and SCAD-File

I dont know, print is in progress

Have you discovered the secret yet? Is it working?

Nope.. does not work..

Your time will be better spent building a wind turbine or something like that. These machines, although nice artworks cannot and won't spin on their own without putting in more power. Physics tells us that perpetual motion isn't possible. Tests like this one prove it.
DaVinci experimented with this 600 years ago. Since then, we've continued proving that you can't create or destroy energy.