Orrery, Saturnilabe, and other clockwork gadgets

One of the other ideas I’ve been mulling is to build a wee model that will enable me to make a stop motion animation to represent the appearance of Saturn as viewed from here. This is what I’ve discovered:

1. Orrery – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orrery
2. Saturnilabe – http://www.meccanopedia.com/wiki/index.php?title=MP_156_Saturnilabe-A_Saturn_Orrery.ModelPlan
3. http://brassorrery.blogspot.ca/2009/09/orrery-instructions.html

and this lovely list post:

It’s more likely now that I will build a working model to some odd physical and temporal scale, and that the contraption will be both an installation piece and the means to a create time-based representation.

Orrery seem to be clockworks.

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2 Responses to Orrery, Saturnilabe, and other clockwork gadgets

  1. risahorowitz says:

    Phil, thank you for piping in and sending me to your pages, great!

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