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I think the seriously cool thing about this is that you just dove in and DID IT. It doesn't matter that it wasn't as perfect as it could have been - you showed enormous initiative and I'm impressed.
Very very nice. Can you comment on accuracy over time? Is there an easy way to adjust the orrery after some period of time has passed to make it accurate again for the new "epoch" (i.e., any way to move the planets without operating all the gears)?
GUS! You are DA MAN. What a great piece of work. I don't know that I have the persistence to follow through on a project like this, but wow - I love it.
Wow - this is a simply beautiful instructable - and your clocks are beautiful too. Thanks for the hard work that obviously went into this!
Nikus - very nice work. It amused me when you went to great length to justify using transistors instead of a ready-made motor driver. My own opinion is that it's ALWAYS positive to "do more yourself." After all, that's the main reason we do things like this - to learn and improve our skills. I'd phrase it a little differently, though - you didn't "use transistors instead of a driver" (after all, ready-made drivers are made of transistors). You made your own motor driver, and it's cool.I like it - keep up the great work!