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I am not sure exactly where this idea came from. It started with a hollowed out light bulb that I had lying around and thinking that it would be nea...
Materials: Light weight clay Lightbulb Small clock Brass wire Bamboo skewer Hard drive platter Stand Tools: Glue: P...
I measured the diameter of my light bulb, as you can see I used a globe sphere which is rounder than your average bulb. I determined how large I coul...
I used La Doll Premier Lightweight Stone Clay which is super light weight and ideal for this project. If the planets were much heavier it would likel...
Once the planets had dried I coloured them. Sharpies work well with this type of clay. I made Mercury grey, Venus yellowy-white, Earth blue and gree...
As you can see from my pictures I had intended to use a marble for the sun. It turned out to be a bit too heavy to work properly. I ended up making t...
I hollowed out the the light bulb using the following instructions. To make the bulb safer to work with I put hot glue around the glass edge of the o...
I had a stand lying around the house that was perfect for my imitation orrery. When I placed the clock on the stand and put the hard drive platter ...
Most orreries I've seen have a plate or dial on the base depicting astrological symbols, months and seasons. I design my own on my computer to fit on...
I painted the top of the clock mechanism with gold paint. Then glued it to the back of the hard drive platter. I also taped the back with duct tape. ...
This was the really tricky part. I was worried that I wouldn't be able to fit all of the planets into the bulb. I started by adding Mercury, which wa...
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