Earth Gears

by hachiroku, published

Earth Gears by hachiroku Mar 30, 2015
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Earth in the palm of your hands. Mess with Earth till it looks exactly the same as before. :-)

Based on Emmetts screwless Heartgear:
and the textured earth by bld:

Takes one revolution till it is back to normal. Size is 140mm in diameter.

Good luck with the assembly, it's quite tricky. ;-)


If you want to build one, it's best if you take the earthgears.stl and split in your slicer to arrange it manually. Do the same if you want to have individual parts.
You need eight pinpegs (the small part in EarthgearsCenterPinpeg.stl) and one of the center part (the big one in the same file).

If you want to do one with the openscad file, place the heart.stl in the same folder where your Earthgears.scad is.
Be aware of a very long rendering time. It took several hours on my machine (which is not the fastest one ;-)) because the rendering detail is apparently ridiculous.

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I will try to give you more views based on the openscad model.

When I put together my earthgears I always started with the arctic and europe. The rest was more or less straight forward.
Be sure to lock the arctic in place with your thumb, as soon as the gears start spinning orientation is impossible. :-)

any chance you could post a video of how to assemble this? or at least more views of the put together version so we can visualize where each piece goes and in which direction? :)