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I write about the history of technology & industry at roo...
Really well-designed globes of all kinds—Earth, the Moon, Jupiter, etc. Solar-powered with an internal motor, they turn by themselves when exposed to light. Very nice piece of decor
“combine power from ambient light and torque from the earth’s magnetic field to create soothing rotations.” 😯
Edited 6mo ago
That is just a fancy way of saying it turns on its own when there's light on it. The slick thing is that the globe is encased in a clear plastic shell, floating in a very thin layer of clear fluid. So it turns without a visible axle like on a traditional globe. It's a cool effect
I love globes so much and maps in general. Definitely going to look into getting one of these. The Jupiter one is intriguing