Water Wheel

by JakeV, published

Water Wheel by JakeV Apr 10, 2011

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This is being used to capture potential energy from falling water and transfer it to a gear mechanism.

Outside Diameter: ~80mm
Hole Diameter: ~4.25mm
Assembled Thickness: ~25mm


Print out both sides and snap together. One could also use glue for a more secure fit.

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I have printed the wheel, but when it was at 80% the paddles begun to crack... Will try to print it again with thicker walls and PLA rather than ABS :) thanks for the design!

I could use this water wheel with my little generator! 8-)

What generator is that? I'd be interested in using it for power generation

hi Jake V, i wonder how the waterwheel can be used to generate power? It sounds amazing!

I use the one that came with electricity kits (school electronics kits).

In israel you can buy the kits at Home Center
amp; at hobby stores.

I cant upload a picture because my camera is broken

The cap kind of looks like the Aperture Science logo...

Wow ! the cake is a lie ;)

I'd love to see a watermill house attached to it :)