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Old September 10th, 2013, 04:34 PM   #1
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One thing I like about this concept is that it does not have to be that big. Imagine this done on a smaller scale. Much smaller. Say a single room big enough to entertain a few guests. Obviously you would want it to be the highest floor of your home, but a room that is no more than 25 feet in diameter would be sufficient for entertaining.

An even smaller room could be used as a more casual place to entertain just a few guests. In that case, 10 feet in diameter would be sufficient.

While it would not be the cheapest way to add an addition to your home, it is attainable if you have any money to invest in your home. You would just have to scale it to your budget. Even if you had a 10 foot diameter room and kicked the speed up so that it had made a complete revolution in 20 minutes, you really wouldn't feel the movement. I think you would see it more than feel it, which would be the idea.



This is a POV of the once famous ride called the Space Spiral at Cedar Point. It rotates 360° in about 45 seconds. I had ridden it many times and can tell you that even at that speed, you see the movement more than you can feel it.



So, not imagine a room that rotates 360° in about 20 minutes. That's 18.25 degrees per minute. Even at ten minutes per revolution that's 36.5 degrees per minute. But who would need ten minutes? 20 would be more than fast enough, heck, perfect might be 1 hour or more. But if sight seeing is what you are after, and you have a view that would make it worth while, 10 minutes or 20 minutes would be great.

If you have a great view but limited income, this could be done on the cheap, if you can build a platform of some height and then put a rotating gazebo on top. No need to worry about joining electricity to the rotating part, etc...
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