An Orrery for the 21st Century – in Blown Glass and Carbon Fiber, No Less

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It's always good when a project is finished; even better when it's a success, better yet when it's never been done before and the top when someone almost inevitably says: "You can't do that!"

The bonus prize is doing it under severe adversity and not caving. Kinda like beating yourself in the head with a ball peen hammer, 'cuz it feels so good when you

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The Supercollider is Down for Maintenance

And so goes the whole dynamic of the developmental process. You can never say for sure when the thing will be done. You'd think people who are in the business of education and science would understand this concept, but they don't seem to... or at least the ones who hire us don't seem to.

When we first got approached by the group that wanted the orrery, they were looking

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Cool New Toys

New Toys!

The really cool thing about getting new art projects is that I usually get to learn something new. We're working on building an orrery currently. An orrery is one of those old fashioned solar system models that you used to find in old museums and libraries. Nobody seems to make them anymore.

When we talked with the college that wanted one, we said "How hard can it be?", so

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