Human-powered ferris wheel

02Feb10

This project is a great reminder that complex movement does not necessarily require complex mechanisms or motors. This ferris wheel in Nepal requires only a strong push to activate the structure.

Interesting elements: the simplicity of the movement generation. Here, a person simply pushes/levers against the structure to create the motion of the Ferris wheel. The carriages swing and rotate freely on the armature without gears or levers–they simply react to the push on the frame.

See the original post on Boing Boing.

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