Solar system model (aka Orrery)

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Re: Solar system model (aka Orrery)

Post by Todd Bailey » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:43 pm

Great project!!!! Love it!!!!
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Re: Solar system model (aka Orrery)

Post by pfml » Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:59 am

What a project !
Just cut my first gear this week-end, and would love making an Orrey. (A bit over-enthousiastic !)
Is there a way to get the files ?

By the way, for stargazers, I've just begin to sketch some armillary sphere project.
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Re: Solar system model (aka Orrery)

Post by megeshg » Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:59 pm

awesome project!!

just little bit of colour and would just take it over the top!

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Re: Solar system model (aka Orrery)

Post by lordmundi » Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:04 pm

very cool. One need mod for something like this might be a way to enter in a date and see everything move to the locations for that date... so you could correspond the phase of the moon outside or something!

great stuff.

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Re: Solar system model (aka Orrery)

Post by Gadgetman! » Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:46 pm

I imagine A LOT of 'spooling' to be able to 'set a date' as this orrery has a set gearing for all the objects and have just one motor.

I wish it also had wobble and inclination built in, that would have been awesome...

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Re: Solar system model (aka Orrery)

Post by tdierks » Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:29 pm

This is really awesome; I would love to build something similar someday.

I hope this is helpful, FYI: your Earth and moon are rotating/revolving the wrong way; presuming you're viewing the solar system from the north, everything should go around counter-clockwise (the angular momentum of all the bodies in the solar system spins the same way).

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Re: Solar system model (aka Orrery)

Post by Alexcheve » Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:00 pm

That is a cool project. Only problem I see is in the Earth rotation. It should be moving so sunrise is in New York and sunset is in San Francisco.

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