Mesmerizing GIFs of a Mechanical Model of the Solar by Ken Condal

SystemDesigner Ken Condal built a mesmerizing orrery (mechanical model of the solar system) with multiple handcrafted gears, wooden and acrylic spheres, and the mechanical engineering help of David Clark. Like a tiny kinetic sculpture, the structure takes motion through a carefully constructed system of gears, which are activated through a winding lever at the bottom.

The multilayered orrery includes the four inner planets—Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars—as well as Jupiter and Saturn (masterfully equipped with its own rings) revolving around a clear, acrylic orb representing the sun. Condal, who was never accustomed to working with gears, let alone building them by hand, studied their design and assembly for three months. He then proceeded to work an additional seven months to finally create this sculptural orrery.

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Oh my god, we’re homeowners!


in which the actor who plays one of television’s least likable characters is actually super considerate and cool

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Prince George receives a giant stuffed wombat from Australia’s Governor General. 

In other news, George and the Wombat sounds like an excellent new children’s book series.

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I’m sorry, but why don’t people like him again?

Well, he’s got a pretty lengthy history of being a sexist creep.

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i imagine both steve and bucky like to come up with different ways to poke fun at sam every time they pass him during jogging

because they are shitheads

(the first one is a print you can get here)

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Dave Grohl Kicks Fighting Fan Out of Concert - Video

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"If he doesn’t scare you, no evil thing will”

My male Cruella De Vil cosplay based on SakimiChans design. No fur coat yet though D:

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Spirited Away Cosplay

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Shinoda Mariko in LOVE MARY Dresses | Part 1 | Part 2

these are UNREAL

Manga dresses come to life

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