Picture of how to make a knex orrery
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this is just one of my models ive built over the years now I'm submitting them for review & youre entertainment enjoy. an orrer is a model for a planetary system that moves using one motor most of the time (sorry ti's just my term for it)i pic is right here for a famous one. heres a link to the video if you cant see it here.

Little point I shall bring up, this isn't the best design, And i'm sure I can improve the mechanism so that it isn't as flimsy and it's more compact than before, I will begin work once I have remade it and have time.
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Step 1: The base

Picture of the base
this also includes motor built in

Step 2: The support tower

Picture of the support tower
as said in desc. this tower supports the mechanism for the orrery

Step 3: Mechanism lower half

Picture of mechanism lower half
this mechanism is too big for one step so i split it into the upper & lower halves

Step 4: Mech. upper half

Picture of mech. upper half
as said upper half pt. 2 to mechanism instructions

Step 5: Assembly of segments

Picture of assembly of segments
title is self explanatory

Step 6: Troubleshooting & faq

need help with assembling your orrery, or is it not working properly? come hither to this step & query me on these intriguing problems i shall answer them truthfully & in the best way possible!
lemonie5 years ago
Could you label the celestial-bodies and rotate the images (that need it) 90o?


GeekBeam (author)  lemonie5 years ago
k i did it ur welcome
GeekBeam (author)  GeekBeam5 years ago
and i posted a video look at it u shud get some troubleshooting done from that
Yes that looks better, where is the video link?

GeekBeam (author)  lemonie5 years ago
i thot i put it up already as a ible video but if you insist just a sec ill go get the link
Thanks - shows the thing well.

GeekBeam (author)  lemonie5 years ago
thanks for the comment

Jayefuu lemonie5 years ago
If we're on the topic of improvement, a description of what an orrery is and a picture of a famous one might make your first step even better =]
GeekBeam (author)  Jayefuu5 years ago
thanks again to you this is my first real 'ible on this site the others were guides
GeekBeam (author)  GeekBeam5 years ago
i've put up a link to my vid. & thanks for not bieng so critical on me
~KGB~5 years ago
looks a bit flimsy....
GeekBeam (author)  ~KGB~5 years ago
it's just going to be that way you can modify it & make it less flimsy but you have to label the mechanism design as mine other than that youre fine to mod all you want
~KGB~ GeekBeam5 years ago
i really dont wanna build it, ive better things to be making.....
GeekBeam (author)  ~KGB~5 years ago
oh ok then i'll just bring my knex kit out & start moding it

just a sec
~KGB~ GeekBeam5 years ago