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Lunar globe made of paper

Let's make the lunar globe!

This paper craft of the Moon is easy to make.
moon

You can also simulate lunar phases. And please check out the back side of the Moon which you can't see usually.

You don't need glue nor tape. Only you need to do is just hooking the parts each other.

Introduction movie:




What is "the globe like an apple peel"?

I wrote a program to calculate the developable surface which tangents to the sphere at the points of the spiral curve.
Then I mapped satellite image of the earth.

Please check this movie.


You can make it without glue nor tape.

Let's try it!

Order printing 360-degree photo on a sphere

Let's print 360-degree photo on a sphere! You can order printing photo taken with RICOH THETA, Google Photo Sphere or others.


Please check this movie.


First, please upload the exported image file here and check how it will be seen if you make it.
Then please order with "Image file code".

How to make the sphere

How to make the globe or the sphere with the developed surface like an apple peel.


This movie explains how to make it.



How to make it

1. Start from the parts with red line on the side. Start from the "North pole".

赤い線の入ったパーツの、らせんの中心部分から組み立てます

2. Hook the edge one by one.

引っ掛ける部分を一つずつ組んで行きます

3. Hook the next parts after one part is finished.

途中まで組んだら、次のパーツをつなげます

4. "South pole" is the last.

最後に「南極」の部分を仕上げます

5. Check the whole shape and it's finished!

全体的に押さえて形を整えて完成です


Notes

  • Be careful not to make a crease.
  • Be careful not to make it wet.
  • After finishing, please check north and south pole again. Please see the movie how to complete.
  • Start from "North pole" is recommended. It will be harder if you start from "South pole" because the shape of the hooks are different.
  • Be careful not to expose it to sunlight. The color tends to be fade out in ultra violet light.