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Author:  cascaillou [ Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:34 pm ]
Post subject:  Orrery

Happy holidays :D

I built an orrery for a christmas present, and I thought you people might enjoy the sight.

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The planets can be manually rotated all around the sun, which can be lit (there's a light bulb inside of it). I built this orrery from lamp parts, clockwork pieces, and Fimo clay was used for the planets.

Author:  Conny Forsberg [ Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Orrery

Wish I had been that nice so Santa would have brought me such a gift. It is a great piece, I'm speechless man!!

Author:  manyfaceted [ Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:55 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Orrery

I LOVE that. Great job!! :mrgreen: =D>

Author:  cascaillou [ Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Orrery

thank you :D
It has been a lot of work but I'm quite proud of the design and realisation, and my brother was very happy with his surprise gift

Here is another homemade orrery someone posted on the internet which is one big step beyond in terms of engineering http://zeamon.com/wordpress/?p=670

Author:  Jason [ Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Orrery

That is REALLY impressive! Very nice job!

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