The most crucial point to build a Minto wheel – see post Iske Wheel alias Minto Wheel is the working fluid. Adequate fluids that have a boiling point at atmospheric pressure below room temperature are toxic, flammable and not easy to handle. For this reason we started experiments with a ready made device that has a kind of structure like a Minto wheel’s spoke:
The famous “Drinking Bird”
We tried to use the birds as spokes for the wheel. By the way: you can order the bird in exergia’s new energy shop.
Until now we did not achieve a proper working wheel … experiments will be continiued. We would love to get some feedback.
May be you are interested in a kit for own experiments. Don’t hesitate to contact us.