Adding Planets To The Orrery
The mechanical parts of the Orrery are completed and now it’s time to choose materials for the planets and turn the spheres. The Sun is a 1.5″ acrylic sphere that I purchased, but because it is clear it presents an interesting challenge to mount it without seeing the mount mechanism.
Making A Support To Mount The Sun On The Orrery
Making The Planets
The following three videos will take you step by step through the process I used to make the planets.
Making Planets For The Orrery – Part 1
Making Planets For The Orrery – Part 2
Making Rings For Saturn And Mounting Them On The Sphere
Final Details On Building The Orrery
Details That Weren’t Covered In The Other Videos
The Orrery In Motion
Take A Look At The Completed Orrery