Updating the Earth Globe

Thu, 1 Mar 2018

I had a notion to create a stop motion animation of my Paper Globe rotating slowly in its frame. I downloaded and printed out the parts but as I started putting the model together a had a few ideas of how it could be improved so in the end I’ve decided to make a 2018 version of the model.

The Original Paper Globe

First things first, the globe. I’ve used a scaled down and re-coloured version of the Earth Globe from here. It has more faces but is far easier to put together.

Rather than a plain square spindle I’ve added round ends to make it turn more freely. The square section of the spindle is within the globe.

Here’s the globe section assembled.

Next step – the frame. The original version had no outer cover, you can make out this detail in the first image. In this version I made up a frame with sides and a front and back and fitted it into place.

Like the first version I thought that the frame felt a little heavy. I made a thinner version, shown here compared to the first version. 10mm deep rather than the original 15mm.

Here’s the new globe with the thinner frame.

Next step – redesign the base.


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Comments (1)

  • maxlrainer March 3, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    Hi Rob,

    nice improvements on the globe. The second version of the frame looks much better.
    I’m looking forward to the finished model and the animation.

    Best wishes,

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