Monday, April 6, 2009
Wheel construction 3/8ths done, towers half done.
Work on the wheel is progressing relatively smoothly, though certain parts have had to be redesigned several times. Because the wheel at this point contains over 2000 pieces and would easily snap the axle if it were freestanding, the rims of the wheel also rest on 4 wheels positioned at the bottom of the support towers for added support. However, as the wheel nears completion I will probably need to add additional wheels, as well as a wider base as the wheel will need to be moved outside soon.