Other than roll that is. Wheels can bounce, wiggle, light up, change shape, and much more. What can our wheels do when they roll?
Shapes and colors can add a lot to a simple spinning wheel.
Electrical Tape on a piece of Speed Rail
Wheels with Lights
Cycloid – Berenice Abbott, 1958
To create this image of a geometric figure called a cycloid, Abbott photographed a rolling cylinder with a lamp on its rim. (A cycloid is a curve traced by a point on a circle being rolled along a straight line.) The cylinder also had a lamp on its axis, which produced the straight horizontal line in the image.
Shape Transforming Wheels
Transforming Wheel Robot – Thingaverse
Energy Harvesting and Powered Wheels
Can even be incorporated into controls
Create a wheel that does more than just roll. Change shape, self propelled, store energy, light up…