Well as there will then be a greater mass in one place due to the mirror shard, won't that end just want to face downwards all the time so then it won't spin as freely?
I have no idea how to accomplish it, but it would be great if some kind of motor effect could be induced to impart a small spin force to the spheres, without having to set them spinning by hand.They do spin for quite a while, when set going, but eventually slow down.Ideas anyone?
a coil, of very thin wire, placed off center would work.
Well the problem I see is that it's a spherical metal ball
QuoteWell the problem I see is that it's a spherical metal ball.. actually, no they are plastic with a fixed magnet in the top.
With one sensor horizontally, you only know if the object's in the right place or not.