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Wooden Model of the Solar System - Orrery Kit. Free Global Shipping

Wooden Model of the Solar System - Orrery Kit. Free Global Shipping

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Baltic Birch Plywood, Paper, 4mm dowels, small piece of sandpaper
  • Favorited by: 431 people
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Description

A beautiful wooden model kit that assembles into a an orrery that models the rotation of the Earth and Moon.

A hand crank allows you to see how the Moon phases changes over the year (it can be calibrated for any year). Accurate simulation of the season due to the tilt of the Earth can also be observed.

See the orrery in action here:
https://gfycat.com/InfatuatedObedientAppaloosa

The kit contains all the parts and a full color instruction booklet. The kit comes in a box that is 15 x 18 x 1,5 cm (6 x 7 x 0.6 inches).

When done you will have an orrery that is approximately 16 x 19 x 11 cm (6.2 x 7.4 x 4.3 inches).

This is an awesome model that will not only provide joy during construction but will also teach a variety of principles. Included are explanations of celestial mechanics, the different ways of calculating the time the Moon rotates around the Earth and when the seasons change and why. A full explanation is provides on all the gear ratios used in the orrery is also provided.

A uniquely novel and educational model!

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A video with some instructions to make assembly easier is available here: https://youtu.be/ZMf3HDyvf7A

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The skill required to build this model is advanced.
A candle and glue is required for assembly. Full instructions can be downloaded here:
https://indukudesign.com/2018/02/15/orrery/

It is important to note that this orrery is made from wood with some limitations in accuracy. The “slop” between the gears means that the arrow can move 3-5 days without turning the gears (tighter gears will mean the mechanism will be hard to move). This means that the resolution is not accurate on a day basis but rather that is accurate within a 5 day interval. However, if the slop is taken into account and the midpoint of the arrow is taken, each time, when the Moon phase is set/read the accuracy is 99.94% per year. I.e. the orrery will be within the correct 5 day interval for 64 years and start to deviate by one day after subsequent rotations.

A full description on the accuracy, gear ratios and some of the celestial mechanics that are simulated is explained in the building instructions.
A beautiful wooden model kit that assembles into a an orrery that models the rotation of the Earth and Moon.

A hand crank allows you to see how the Moon phases changes over the year (it can be calibrated for any year). Accurate simulation of the season due to the tilt of the Earth can also be observed.

See the orrery in action here:
https://gfycat.com/InfatuatedObedientAppaloosa

The kit contains all the parts and a full color instruction booklet. The kit comes in a box that is 15 x 18 x 1,5 cm (6 x 7 x 0.6 inches).

When done you will have an orrery that is approximately 16 x 19 x 11 cm (6.2 x 7.4 x 4.3 inches).

This is an awesome model that will not only provide joy during construction but will also teach a variety of principles. Included are explanations of celestial mechanics, the different ways of calculating the time the Moon rotates around the Earth and when the seasons change and why. A full explanation is provides on all the gear ratios used in the orrery is also provided.

A uniquely novel and educational model!

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FREE GLOBAL SHIPPING on this item.

A video with some instructions to make assembly easier is available here: https://youtu.be/ZMf3HDyvf7A

---

The skill required to build this model is advanced.
A candle and glue is required for assembly. Full instructions can be downloaded here:
https://indukudesign.com/2018/02/15/orrery/

It is important to note that this orrery is made from wood with some limitations in accuracy. The “slop” between the gears means that the arrow can move 3-5 days without turning the gears (tighter gears will mean the mechanism will be hard to move). This means that the resolution is not accurate on a day basis but rather that is accurate within a 5 day interval. However, if the slop is taken into account and the midpoint of the arrow is taken, each time, when the Moon phase is set/read the accuracy is 99.94% per year. I.e. the orrery will be within the correct 5 day interval for 64 years and start to deviate by one day after subsequent rotations.

A full description on the accuracy, gear ratios and some of the celestial mechanics that are simulated is explained in the building instructions.

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars (69)
  • Jay Duckworth Dec 19, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars
    YES! this is such a great kit and it really works. I hope you make a larger version and I will get that one as well. Thank you.
    Wooden Model of the Solar System - Orrery Kit. Free Global Shipping
  • Inkpool Dec 2, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars
    I really enjoyed making the Orrery. Instructions were clear and easy to follow and I appreciated the creative design.

    One thing that I would recommend (though I write this knowing I have no concept of the laser cutting process) that (what I am assuming are) extra pieces were labeled as such. Also, I did not see a count of how many of each piece was included in the kit, so when I inevitably broke one with my clumsy fingers, I wasn't sure if I was taking the replacement from another portion of the model or if it really was an additional part.

    But, I am looking forward to ordering another model from the store and I hope though that you get to expand the inventory!
    I really enjoyed making the Orrery. Instructions were clear and easy to follow and I appreciated the creative design.

    One thing that I would recommend (though I write this knowing I have no concept of the laser cutting process) that (what I am assuming are) extra pieces were labeled as such. Also, I did not see a count of how many of each piece was included in the kit, so when I inevitably broke one with my clumsy fingers, I wasn't sure if I was taking the replacement from another portion of the model or if it really was an additional part.

    But, I am looking forward to...
    Wooden Model of the Solar System - Orrery Kit. Free Global Shipping

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Processing Time: Orders ship within 1-5 business days of payment cleared unless otherwise stated (i.e custom orders).

Please be sure to enter your correct shipping address for purchases. In the event that Etsy and Paypal show two different addresses, your package will be shipped to the Etsy address.

I use the Swedish National Postal Service for shipping. I ship worldwide from Sweden with First Class Priority mail. Shipping from Sweden is normally within 2-3 business days within Europe and to USA it usually takes between 5 and 14 business days.

-- FREE SHIPPING on SMALL ITEMS
NOTE that I offer free shipping on many of the items - when indicated in the item description - when single items are ordered. However, the free shipping does not include a tracking number. If you would like the package sent with a tracking number it can be selected during checkout and the additional cost will be added. I will send the tracking number as soon as I have mailed your purchase.

A tracking number is strongly recommended for some countries. I do not refund products lost during shipping.--

The buyer is responsible for any customs duties or fees that may apply.

Many countries restrict items made from certain materials, including wood. Please verify that the item can be shipped to your country before you purchase it.

Shipping overages of one dollar (1$) or more will be refunded (not applicable to free shipping).

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I love to get custom orders.
Please contact me for any custom orders at ronald [!at] indukudesign.com or through Etsy and tell me what you would like me to make. I will get back to you with pricing and design details.

Keep in mind that a custom order may take several weeks to finish. If you need something for a particular occasion, please let me know in good time.

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Ronald Nelson
Fors 105
81591 TIERP
Sweden

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