Suppose I have a wheel, about 6 feet in diameter, with empty soup cans affixed around it, powered by a big windmill. This drawing only has four spokes, but there will be more:
___ ___| <-- tin can ... \ | / .... <--bamboo chute| <--spoke ... \ | / <--water is sent that way / \ | / \ | / __ \ | / | | | |-------------------( )-------------------|__| | | / | \ / | \ / | \ / | \ / | \ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <-- water |__ |___ <--water is picked up here
The water needs to be dispensed into a chute, or aqueduct, made from bamboo, cut in half. The water is sent down the chute to another higher pool of water.
The first problem I'm running into with this design is that there isn't any way to position the chute in a way that catches the water pouring out of the cans. If I position the chute under the can, it falls within the radius of rotation, and blocks the turning.
How can I get the water from the cans to spill out into the chute, at ideally the highest point possible?