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Lost in Space is one of my favorite retro science fiction TV shows.  I've always wanted a model of the Jupiter 2 space ship from the show.  I thought it would be interesting to see if I could use Autodesk 123D and 123D Make to construct a model of the Jupiter 2 made from corrugated cardboard.  The Jupiter 2 model turned out really well.  Photos of the finished model from various angles can be seen above.

I made this at TechShop.

Step 1: Materials and Tools Required

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To construct a model of the Jupiter 2 you will need to download and install 123D on your computer and you'll need the following materials:
  • Four 18" square sheets of corrugated cardboard.  You can cut up corrugated cardboard boxes or you can order pre-cut sheets at office supply stores like Staples.
  • White Glue.
  • A piece of thin but stiff wire.
  • A small diameter screw at least 1/4" long.
You will also need access to a laser cutter to cut the Jupiter 2 layers out of the cardboard. I used an Epilog Helix laser cutter.
Superbrik2 months ago

... Then cut out the bottom of the flying saucer lamp for light to emit in a colum for the "beaming up" of stuff. Then get really kitchy and put a figurine of a person or animal (i.e. farmer, cow, etc...) in the beam.

Superbrik2 months ago

Neat! You could even cut out the centers of the plates and use a small LED "bulb" to make a cool lamp.

jschrempp2 years ago
Cool project. How about casting one in pure silver? Maybe make small ones as charms!