For my school project I made a water wheel out of connects and attached it to a motor?

I changed the gearing ratio so i could get the gears to spin faster but now they don’t have enough torque to spin the motor how would I go about fixing this?

4 Answers

  • 7 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    That's. a problem with "speed-up" gearing. You need good gears, accurate alignment, and a bit of lubrication. Otherwise belts and pulleys might be a better choice for the fastest section. The choice of the motor is important. I made something similar and used a motor from a portable cassette recorder that worked fairly well.

  • L.N.
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    Increase the diameter of the water wheel so that it produces more torque. A water wheel can be viewed as a lever so making the lever longer will increase the force applied to the shaft.

  • Dan
    Lv 4
    7 months ago

    Easy, bigger water wheel.

  • 7 months ago

    Get a motor with more torque or switch to lower gearing. There really is nothing else that you can do.

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