I am thinking about doing an experiment of spinning a wheel for a long time, like 8hrs+ before it stops due to friction. More specifically, I would like to reproduce this experiment published on YouTube: (cannot post links, but here is the id: EcYFBvO7cZI) , but with some modifications: the wheel will be positioned not horizontally, but at a 45 degrees angle. For this, it needs to be magnetically supported at both ends.
Basically, I need the following materials:
- flywheel made of wood with outer metal band
- flywheel axle terminated with metallic spheres
- wooden frame
- metallic spheres attached to the wooden frame with screws
- permanent magnets for keeping the metallic spheres together
Do you think this is achievable using the technology available at VHS? And if not, what should be the best way of acquiring or building the necessary components?
I would really appreciate any guidance or advice you can provide about this project.