A little teaser of the first official presentation of the project- picture of the brainstorming session we had.
All the tiny pieces have their place!
Everything is held together by those plastic pins. But we have to be careful about them, we don’t have many spare ones!
Time to flip it over!
Look at the light seeping through the gaps!
Big part of the fabrication process is always getting everything ready for assembly.
A lot of the sun elements were cut in the laser cutter.
But we also used some styrofoam elements, that had to be cut on the styrocut machine.
Jonasz and Marysia doing last minute changes.
Prototype of the Jupiter is made of 0.5mm PVC frosted sheets, 1mm diameter brass tubes and it is mounted on a styrofoam sphere.
Krzysiek testing the windmills, making silly faces.
Urban model is made of 2mm white cardboard, with buildings and ground laser cut in it and orbits made of lucid PVA for clearer effect.
Alicja cutting the planetarium.
This is the first test of the Sun surface elements- success! It is laser cut from 1.5mm white cardboard and pinned together with plastic bolts.
Mars installation will be pourous in nature and the surface shape could be changed by the user.