zondag 3 december 2017

Bubbling Windgage



This bubbling windgage rotates on a single bearing-ball. the reason why I present this concept is because the mechanism is incredibly simple and effective.
This is the most primitive bearing mechanism as far as I know, and it is centurys old.
The most interesting to me is the smoothness of the rotations and the beauty of the bearing ball on the top. A light structure like this can be covered with self lubricating nylon. 

My interests in this project is to test this mechanism on a large scale, for example to rotate a climbing wall or a building.