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Maxwells Wheel Desk Ornament

Watch the principles of energy in motion with Maxwell's Wheel. This desk ornament is a great idea for offices, classrooms and desks. view full description

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Maxwell's Wheel is an addictive desk ornament. Roll the axle upwards until the strings are completely wound and then let go. The wheel rises and falls, using the cables for support, until the kinetic energy is lost to friction and the wheel falls still.

The momentum of the wheel and principles of conserving energy, means that the wheel will continue to spin for just under a minute.

Named after Scottish theoretical physicist, James Clerk Maxwell, this scientific instrument is great for offices, studies and classrooms.


  • Maxwell's Wheel
  • Scientific principles of friction and energy conservation
  • Age 14+
  • Sturdy base
  • Steel frame
  • Supporting cables
  • Maxwell Wheel and axle
  • Dimensions: 31cm x 22cm x 12cm




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