(skip to 0:39 for the real fun)
This video documents our first test of the spinning lit up wheel. Very exciting to see the culmination of weeks of efforts into a very tangible…something! In the video, Ethan and I are manually holding the copper runners against the slip-ring we made earlier to power the lights.
All the lights are powered by the hub generator.
The hub generator in this test is supplying 100% of the electricity and we are merely directing it to the channels of the slip ring. The change in color of the lights is due to the quick job of hooking everything up, the final version will be just white and red. Yet another step closer.