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January 18, 2009

Astronomy Papercraft - Globe Puzzle

This fascinating globe puzzle has been on my "to do" list for a long time, but I can't seem to find the time to build it. The puzzle is made out of 60 rectangular pieces which are slotted together and held in place with a small amount of tape to form a dodecahedron globe. The creator of the puzzle has a template and easy to follow instructions posted here. Using the same construction technique, the author has also created a "panorama sculpture" in which a panoramic photograph has been mapped onto the globe instead of an image of the Earth. The results are very cool. The panorama sculpture can be seen here.

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the link and the publicity. -- Dave

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  2. You are welcome, Dave. Your work is truly unique. I have enjoyed seeing all the variations you have come up with on your globemaker projection project. Keep up the good work!

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  3. For anyone who wants to do this assembly with a specific spherical panorama in mind I'm taking requests for a limited time only.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmswart/3811027357/

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