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Dancing platforms

TimeafterTime

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Hi folks,

I'm looking for suggestions on how to get the dancing platform to go around when the friction wheels don't touch the inner rim. I appreciate any suggestions. I've included a picture as well.

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shutterbug

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It appears that an inner rim turns the dancers, and half of it is missing. Either broken or lost.
 

Willie X

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These vacuum formed plastic thingies were available for a long time but 'not any more'. Willie X
 

Simon Holt

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These vacuum formed plastic thingies were available for a long time but 'not any more'. Willie X
I don't know what the broken part looks like, but I wonder if it could be replicated using a 3D printer?

Simon
 

JimmyOz

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I don't think it is missing I think half is on the inside and half is on the outside, that way they change direction in the spin? Anyway if you add a thin strip of masking tape that should be enough to get some friction.
 

shutterbug

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I don't think it is missing I think half is on the inside and half is on the outside, that way they change direction in the spin? Anyway if you add a thin strip of masking tape that should be enough to get some friction.
Looking at it again, I think Jimmy is right. The tape trick might work.
 

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