I am trying to work out what I should have on top of my orrery that can relate to the meaning and message of the piece. I am also looking at how I could make my orrery spin on the top of my machine.
Here I have put a few of the things I am thinking of using for my orrery. Im not sure if there should be more like a cow or less.
Simple rotation around the middle pole and gear.
Gears based on the bottom which rotate the orrery.
Mechanics are inside the pole and thus rotate with out any seeable gears.
Going on the idea of the gears on the floor, the rings rotate in different two directions. This meanings the middle three all rotate the same way while the outer three rotate the other way.