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Guys

I have a pretty good idea of how to build a 24 inch diameter prize
wheel for a party event but to save me cobbling together and some
trial and error.

Does anyone have any free links to sites where they have given you a
cutting guide and or assembly instructions?

Thanks

Ged

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Mike Barnes wrote:
In uk.d-i-y, wrote:

I have a pretty good idea of how to build a 24 inch diameter prize
wheel for a party event but to save me cobbling together and some
trial and error.

Does anyone have any free links to sites where they have given you a
cutting guide and or assembly instructions?



No, but have you considered using a bicycle wheel?

Light wheels might take a l-o-n-g time waiting for it to stop unless you
gumm up the bearing somehow (without introducing bias in a particular
direction). Need something with some inertia.

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On Wed, 18 Jan 2006 14:38:13 +0000, Adrian C wrote:

Light wheels might take a l-o-n-g time waiting for it to stop unless you
gumm up the bearing somehow


Magnet near the rim. Eddy currents in the moving aluminium will slow it
down but don't attract it when stationary.

Then a ticker on the spokes so that the wheel always clear stops _on_ a
number, not bouncing around between them.

Bicycle wheels are biased though (there's a bit of weight missing for
the valve stem). You need to counterbalance this or it really will stop
at the same place every time.
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Adrian C wrote:
Mike Barnes wrote:
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I have a pretty good idea of how to build a 24 inch diameter prize
wheel for a party event but to save me cobbling together and some
trial and error.

Does anyone have any free links to sites where they have given you a
cutting guide and or assembly instructions?



No, but have you considered using a bicycle wheel?


Not easy to fix the pegs, I'd have thought.

Light wheels might take a l-o-n-g time waiting for it to stop unless you
gumm up the bearing somehow (without introducing bias in a particular
direction). Need something with some inertia.


Unimpeded, a massive wheel will take longer to stop (assuming that all
the mass is not near the hub), because it stores more kinetic energy at
the same speed. However the rate at which it slows may be varied by
adjusting the spring tension applied to the pointer.


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Andy Dingley wrote:
On Wed, 18 Jan 2006 14:38:13 +0000, Adrian C wrote:

Light wheels might take a l-o-n-g time waiting for it to stop unless you
gumm up the bearing somehow


Magnet near the rim. Eddy currents in the moving aluminium will slow it
down but don't attract it when stationary.

Then a ticker on the spokes so that the wheel always clear stops _on_ a
number, not bouncing around between them.

Bicycle wheels are biased though (there's a bit of weight missing for
the valve stem).


And possibly a bit added where it's welded/dowelled together.
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Adrian C wrote:
Light wheels might take a l-o-n-g time waiting for it to stop unless
you gumm up the bearing somehow (without introducing bias in a
particular direction). Need something with some inertia.


Tradditional carny wheels have pegs or nails around the edge and a 'clicker'
to slow down the wheel & make sure it stops dead on a space.

Dave


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david lang wrote:
Adrian C wrote:

Light wheels might take a l-o-n-g time waiting for it to stop unless
you gumm up the bearing somehow (without introducing bias in a
particular direction). Need something with some inertia.



Tradditional carny wheels have pegs or nails around the edge and a 'clicker'
to slow down the wheel & make sure it stops dead on a space.

Dave

I completely forgot about the clicker.. :-)

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