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I have always loved Globes and especially the electronic floating ones.

The Levitating globes i have seen (and could afford) were OK but i thought it would be cool to do something more with one.

I went through a list of things i could try to make, DeLorean car from back to the future, the moon, a jedi training remote or the death star.

I wanted to do either the jedi remote or the death star, i had seen the remote on-line somewhere so I decided the death star would be the way I would go. 


So this is how i went about doing it.

Step 1: Materials and Tools.

Materials : 

-paint
-glue (plastic solvent, super glue, contact adhesive all work fine.)
-card / paper
-masking tape , different widths.
-Bright white LED
- fibre optic strands (optional)
-micro press button
-wire
-battery
-solder


Oh and the main component the levitating globe.




Tools :

-knives or cutting tool
-sand paper
-twist drill or dremmel, i used a twist drill as its not too powerful.
-tiny drill bits. 0.75 and 0.85 mm are the two i used.
-ruler or straight edge.
-tweezers (things can get quite small)
Awesome! I like the lights shinning out like a cityscape.
<p>Beautiful!</p><p>I had an interest in the Floating Globe(*) you use. So I made a <strong>DIY prototype which rotates and glows with wireless</strong>. Thank you.</p><p>(*) It seems an <strong><a href="http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/science-museum-floating-globe-9-99-129639" rel="nofollow">earlier model</a></strong> including 9V adapter sold by Science Museum.</p>
Thanks for replying
<p>That's brilliant! Love it!</p>
<p>Great Idea gave me an idea for something based on the newest movie.</p>
<p>I have already created a simple CAD file of the newest death star and it is on thingiverse If that is of any use to you. </p><p>http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1211965</p>
Also the LED lights aren't very good, did you use super bright LEDs?
Again I don't know it was just what I had in my draw at home.
What volt battery did you use? Having some weight issues as well with the globe,
I honestly couldn't tell you. It's a little 28mm coin cell battery. Something like 3v.
<p>does this globe work? http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002R600BY/ref=twister_B00LO608AQ?_encoding=UTF8&amp;psc=1</p>
<p>I know your post is 7 months old, but perhaps someone else here is just seeing it for the first time, today, the same as me. Regardless, the answer to your question is, &quot;Yes.&quot; Checkout this link that shows the globe, you've referenced, in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jA7vw0X3dBE It would really be the same steps, as the OP lays out, with only the display device being somewhat different in geometry.</p>
<p>i don't know if that globe will work, its a different type of levitation to the type my globe is. sorry i couldnt be of more help. </p>
Looks great . You could make the base look like the moon of endor
<p>yeah that was the plan but other projects and life have taken precedent and it now is sitting happily in our display cupboard, and i dont have time to add to the base. </p>
<p>It's not too bad, it's better than the worst models made, but I would still do a much better one than that, I would base the features off of those of the original prop used in Episode IV: A New Hope, I have a non-levitating Death Star, the AMT/ERTL 9 inch one and painted over it based off the original prop, and also, there's this guy, known by his account as PHArchivist, who is spending years making an exact (key word: EXACT) replica of the death star(again not a levitating one), and if I were to make my own Death Star levitating globe, an 8 inch one, I would give it the same amount of detail as the prop, but good job anyway.</p>
<p>//quote//yeah i guess i could spend years of my life to make something more detailed or i could just have fun making it like this, win some competitions on here and get published in Wired magazine</p><p><a href="http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2015/02/how-to/make-a-death-star" rel="nofollow">http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2015/02/ho...</a></p><p>but hey its just OK i guess.</p><p>i look forward to seeing your work. if you can do better i genuinely would love to see it.</p><p>T-rekt! Roasted!</p><p>*Holds microphone up* &quot;How do you feel?&quot; </p>
<p>The pretentiousness is strong in this one</p>
<p>Seriously?</p>
<p>Crikey, you're in love with yourself, aren't you? </p>
<p>Yeah Gregory, it's OKAY, but certainly not as good as what you could do. Just to prove how superior yours would be, perhaps you should make one and post it. You know, just to make sure we all know how good you REALLY are...</p>
<p>thanks :) </p>
<p>yeah i guess i could spend years of my life to make something more detailed or i could just have fun making it like this, win some competitions on here and get published in Wired magazine </p><p><a href="http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2015/02/how-to/make-a-death-star">http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2015/02/ho...</a></p><p>but hey its just OK i guess. </p><p>i look forward to seeing your work. if you can do better i genuinely would love to see it. </p>
Put your instructable in SCI-FI contest, I am sure that you will win.
<p>Oh well this instructable is 3 years old and did come first in that years si-fi contest. if you click the little yellow trophies in the top right you will see the rest of the contests entries. </p>
<p>WOW! Well done, this is truly EPIC, (despite what some &quot;Super-amazing-totally-awesome model makers would do!!) I am gonna give it a try, I'll post my results when I finish</p>
<p>glad you like it. i would love to see your death star when you finish. :) </p>
Can you give the source of the plans please
<p>google. i just googled death star plans and there are hundreds of good ones. </p>
This definitely is awesome! Your instructions were ready to follow! I can't wait to try this one.
<p>WOW Increible !!!!</p>
<p>that's no moon....</p>
<p>Poor Gregory;I feel so sorry for people who so desperately need to knock others down so that the can feel good about themselves.</p>
Very, very cool !
<p>Outstanding!!!</p>
<p>Just came across this while looking for ideas about doing a smilar projest. looks epic</p>
<p>Your journey down the dark path is nearly complete. The only thing you have left to do to complete your training is to make me one of those. Only then will you have earned your title Darth Awesome!</p>
<p>super :)</p>
this is ten kinds of awesome sause! it would probably add too much weight but it would be amaze balls if you could add a green burning lazer to the eye!
<p>please give me the link to where you bought the globe or at least the full name.</p>
<p>As i said in the instructable i got the globe from ebay. <a href="http://www.ebay.co.uk" rel="nofollow"> www.ebay.co.uk </a> or ebay.com </p><p>I cannot be more helpful. i searched ebay for levitating globe. that was it, i purchased the cheapest globe i could find. </p><p><img alt="Picture of Materials and Tools." src="http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Z/TI0H/H9G15QH4/F1ZTI0HH9G15QH4.MEDIUM.jpg" style="height: 600.0px;"></p><p>this is the globe i got, no other info on the globe im affraid. </p>
<p>so how do you turn off the lights within the deathstar,and how do you turn them on?lastly, if the batteries die out, is it possible that i would be able to take aprt the deathstar so i could replace them?</p>
<p>if you see in the step 5 you will see the simple wiring setup, there is a small hole in the bottom half of the glob/death star and the push switch goes through there and is accessible from the outside when the globe is closed. the globe/death star can be popped open to change the battery. but it is up to you, you can put the switch anywhere you like. you could even install a magnet reed switch that's activated when you turn on the magnet to make it float. totally up to you as you are the one who is making it. </p><p>If you do make one share the photos i would love to see it. </p>
<p>Great project! I think it looks brilliant.</p>
<p>Hi trying to make my own and I'm wondering how you broke yours in half and how you got it back together again, my globe isn't cooperating right now :(</p>
Hi my globe was taped together along the equator, there was a stripy line and once I pulled the tape off the halves popped apart. One of the halves had a little lip inside that clicked into the other half.
<p>Where did you find this cool globe??? I'd love to do this for my class</p>
<p>i got the globe on ebay. they were very popular a few years ago so there are a lot kicking around on there. just have a little search. </p>
<p>WOW.....no comment IT'S SO COOL o=</p>
This is amazing! &lt;3

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