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Old 02-15-2018, 01:12 PM
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The center of gravity is moved far away from the center of the axle.

The wheel acts like constantly tipping, balance scales

The previous arms hit each other and lever the arm until gravity takes over and the arm falls down the slot and onto the square peg.


The mass of the wheel stores enough energy from the decending pendulum/levers to ensure the wheel turns fast enough to bring the next pendulum into play.

There is constantly more weight on one side of the wheel. It seeks equilibrium but never finds it.
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