Solar system model (aka Orrery)

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jhllt67
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Re: Solar system model (aka Orrery)

Post by jhllt67 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:49 am

Thanks, I'll try to get a video up tomorrow.

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Re: Solar system model (aka Orrery)

Post by jhllt67 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:17 pm


There, hopefully that works. Kind of new at uploading videos and stuff.

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Re: Solar system model (aka Orrery)

Post by Tom Smith » Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:25 pm

I'm quite happy to just sit and watch that for a few minutes, put on some chillout music, and reflect on the universe.

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wait, CNC, ShapeOko, tools, gears, right... nice work! :)

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Re: Solar system model (aka Orrery)

Post by jhllt67 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:34 pm

Ha ha, I do catch myself just staring at it sometimes :) Thanks.

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Re: Solar system model (aka Orrery)

Post by Improbable Construct » Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:46 pm

That is really cool.
Thanks for posting the video.
I bet it is even better in real life. :)
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Re: Solar system model (aka Orrery)

Post by fito » Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:31 pm

That really is fantastic. Congrats on a great build.
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Re: Solar system model (aka Orrery)

Post by cvoinescu » Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:10 pm

That is amazing!

But I keep wondering, if I watch it for twenty thousand actual years (1,000,000,000 modelled years), how is that wooden sun going to turn into a red giant and expand to swallow all the inner planets? I can't see any hidden hinges.
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Re: Solar system model (aka Orrery)

Post by jhllt67 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:53 pm

Ha, I knew I forgot something :)
Thanks for all the comments guys.

Don't know if anyone is interested but I can post the sketchup file (assuming I can find a place to upload it) for people to tinker with/make their own.

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Re: Solar system model (aka Orrery)

Post by Aaron Seltzer » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:49 pm

I for one would love the files... This would be a fun build...

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Re: Solar system model (aka Orrery)

Post by jhllt67 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:55 pm

Well it turns out the file is still to big to attach after being zipped up. If you want Aaron, PM me your email and I can send it that way.

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