Saturday, April 18, 2009
The World's Largest K'nex Ferris Wheel - Finished!
After 5 hours of work today, the World's Largest K'nex Ferris Wheel is finally complete! The structure stands 13 feet tall, 12 feet wide and now has 32 gondolas. It is powered by a variable speed 12v DC motor and supported by a single 1/4 inch steel axle. The wheel revolves at about 1 RPM and contains over 6000 pieces. The entire structure, including the base and wheels, contains somewhere between 10,000 and 12,000 pieces. The construction went more smoothly than I ever imagined, meeting nearly every design goal without the need for any major redesign/reconstruction. Videos coming soon.