The wheel at the exhibition

(Hand)work in progress: day 5 and final show!

Yesterday I finished the wheel, just on time for the exhibition! I spent all day basically creating the reinforcement of the base which needed to be much more sturdy to support many people running. Furthermore, I had to fix the bike to the wheel, which I made in the very end thanks to the support of the technicians of the…
First test of Human-sized Hamster Wheel

(Hand)work in progress: day 4

Today I finished the wheel and it work…ed. Unfortunately, the bolts on which I sticked the skateboard wheels resulted too weak as soon as I tried it a few times and they started to bend slightly, impeding any further rotation of the wheel. For this reason I decided to replace these bolts M8 with a threaded rod M10 which would…
Clamps - Building the Human-sized Hamster Wheel

(Hand)work in progress: day 1

Today, at only 6 days from the Final Postgraduate Show I started building the wheel. I had to wait for the wood to be cut with the Waterjet, but most of all I couldn’t really start the construction before, the complete wheel would have been too big to be stored anywhere for a long period. The first steps have been…
The Human-sized Hamster Wheel Render


Here are two renders representing the complete structure of the wheel with the various connections. The next challenge is to actually build it, I wish I could just 3D print this……
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