Final Project Presentation: Orrery Solar System

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  • Kyle Aulwurm
    May 2, 2017 11:33 am

    I really like how the project turned out. The aesthetic came out great. The metal all looks awesome and it’s nice that everything it fit together really well. The wall power would be a great addition.

  • Jeremy Parsons
    May 1, 2017 6:06 pm

    Sam, your project turned out very well and the aesthetic matches the high-tech, space materials theme you were striving for. I am curious if some contrast between the components and the planets would lend to the visual? If the battery power is an issue is it possible to convert it over to wall power?

  • Tori Herfert
    May 1, 2017 3:36 pm

    I think it is completely awesome the amount of gears you used to manipulate the way your structure moved. I thought it was super interesting the way they all move together. I also like the rustic aesthetic you used for your design, because it looks very clean but space like. Your room at expo was also very interesting, how you had it dark and set up awesome lights and such too. This turned out great and you spent a lot of time on it! Good job.

  • Jack Wheeler
    May 1, 2017 12:19 pm

    I thought this was a really interesting project, and the decision to use gears and make the solar system fully functional resulted in a great finished product! I thought you also did a really good job of outlining your design process during the presentation, and the pictures of all of the components as well as the construction showed how many moving parts had to interact for everything to work.

  • Avery Anderson
    May 1, 2017 12:14 pm

    First of all, Your final product turned out really nicely. It looks like you spent quite a bit of time in the machine shop. The lights were a nice touch for your presentation. You mentioned that some of your tapped holes for your gears were slightly out of line and this caused some jamming of the gears occasionally. How often does this happen and does this completely stop the rotation of the system or just slow it down further?

  • Jason Savath
    May 1, 2017 12:13 pm

    I saw your set up at the expo and it looked really cool. I like how the light projects the stars onto the walls like how you wanted it to. Your project was aesthetically pleasing and works great. An improvement that you could do would be to increase the battery life or be able to connect it to the outlet.

  • Emily Pearson
    May 1, 2017 12:10 pm

    I really applaud you for using so many gears and knowing just how to reduce the RPMs.. that is one part of engineering that I severely struggle with! I think you did an amazing job with this project and it is noticeable how much effort went into this. Your overall presentation at Expo was amazing too. Great job!


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