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The Wheel
The following depiction is a representation of the concept design for the wheel with attachable unbalance. The construction of the wheel is comprised of a wooden center with attached steel rods that serve two purposes  The first is to stop any translation of the base of the wheel on the ramp and the second is to increase the moment of inertia of the wheel by moving the mass out away from the axis of rotation, which increases the time it takes the wheel to descend the ramp.

The dimensions of the wheel are show in the figure below