This is a guide on how to make a wheel out of ballasts.
- This type of wheel is virtually indestructable.
- This wheel can be made of any size.
- Takes time to build.
- Takes up a significant amount of space.
- The movement is not very smooth.
- Enable Advanced Building Mode.
- Place a rotating block of your choice (can be done with the end of a shaft as well). Usually "steering" is prefered as it cannot be detached from your machine.
- Place a ballast on top of it.
- Set the ballast mass to x0.20 (optional).
- Rotate the ballast around its atachment node by 90 degrees.
- Translate the ballast away from the shaft by an amount of your choosing.
- Connect the top of the shaft to the back of the ballast with a brace (Note: the order is important as it will change the brace's atachment point).
- Choose an angle that nicely divides 360 degrees (it should be big enough that the ballasts do not collide and small enough that the movement is smooth).
- Duplicate the ballast and the brace and rotate them around the brace's atachment point by the given angle.
- Connect the ballasts with a brace.
- Delete the first ballast and brace (optional, this step is for optimization).
- Duplicate the ballast and the two braces and rotate them around the radial brace's atachment point by the given angle.
- Repeat step 12 so as to completely fill the circle. If you have done everything right the first connecting brace should connect with the last "spike".