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    Default Metallic-SolarSphere-V.5M

    Hello together,

    I would like to introduce you to my new project.
    I call it Metallic-SolarSphere-V.5M.
    It's an almost wearfree rotating sphere.
    Because of magnets on the shaft and the substructure, it is able to float.

    So i would be glad, if you watch my video and tell me your opinion.

    Have fun



    best regards from
    Wolfram

    More information at:
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    This seems appropriate (yet again)
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails beaver1.jpg  

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    Just my opinion, but using threaded rod for the axel seems pretty cheap looking.

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    Man I just don’t even know where to start on this! I really appreciate the very DRAMATIC editing work you’ve done here. It really adds an appreciation for dramatically gazing into the distance in my back yard as a mortgage priced novelty toy spins DRAMATICALLY. 9.5/10 If you change out the threaded rod I’d give you a 10. I mean with all of that work done to make this ..shape, why use a threaded rod, I mean come on!

    If you are in fact looking for actual opinions...
    1. Why?
    2. What?
    3. Seriously, threaded rod is a dealbreaker.
    4. Again, why? But differently.
    5. I would say decent Design work but really that shape is just some extrusions mirrored and anyone can make a THREADED ROD. I guess, good animation work?
    6. For a completely impractical and useless novelty item, less DRAMATIC music and scenery is probably a good idea.
    7. Finally, why? But again, differently.

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    I see it is designed for men no women in the picture at all. I doubt milenials would look up from their phones long enough to notice. Now if it was a screen saver they would watch it all the time.
    Bill D

    Watch starting at 3:04
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    that threaded rod....

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    *Ahem*

    Clearly, the threaded rod is intended as a gritty industrial juxtaposition to the shiny spheroid, and meant to contrast the immaculate glass base with its solar panel, which screams out for attention to signal virtue, and draw the eye.

    Sorry, my buddy dragged me out to the Institute of Contemporary Arts in Boston last weekend, so I got some practice digging deep to find explanations for anything

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    That threaded rod is an obvious "screw you" statement

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    Hmmmm,

    A photo-voltaic charged battery-operated kinetic sculpture.

    Wouldn't that be more appropriate for one of the Tesla threads?


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    That would be fun to watch for maybe, like, 3 minutes.
    And only if I just smoked a bunch of weed.

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    Well, SkyMall isn't around any more. I guess you could still put it into SharperImage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAMasochism View Post
    Well, SkyMall isn't around any more. I guess you could still put it into SharperImage?

    Oh?

    SkyMall | Online Shopping Catalog, Unique Gifts Travel Accessories

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    Hello everyone,

    Thank you very much for your opinions.

    I used a "threaded rod", because it is easier to position the magnets.

    The "Solar Sphere" serves only as a demonstration object. I did not invent it to supply external consumers with electrical energy.

    @Bill D
    Of course it is made for everyone. ��

    Sincerely
    Wolfram

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfram-G View Post
    Hello everyone,


    I used a "threaded rod", because it is easier to position the magnets.
    Well, it looks like shit. And it's wobbly.

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    OOhh, Ok. I read that they were no longer in flights and just transferred that over to in general rather than continuing on as an online random overpriced crap retailer.

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    of all the faux artistic reasons stated above, all and any are better than 'it is easier'. Craftsmanship and details matter. Etsy vs Galleries vs Museums.

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    Now that you know where the magnets need to be you can make a new polished rod to match the rest of the piece. I'd probably glue the magnets in place so that there were no hex nuts or any other obvious hardware store parts in sight.


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