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    Bought the Moon

    An advert came across my facebook page around the time of the Apollo 11 anniversary and I just couldn’t resist.



    3D printed in negative relief, USB rechargeable, 16 color selections, and remote control. What more could a spacey gadget geek want?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PetersCreek View Post
    An advert came across my facebook page around the time of the Apollo 11 anniversary and I just couldn’t resist.
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    3D printed in negative relief, USB rechargeable, 16 color selections, and remote control. What more could a spacey gadget geek want?
    Oh, I want. How big?

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    Well, gee thanks. That sent me down the Amazon rabbit hole and it produced a bunch of offerings. The moons seem to range from 3.2 to 7.1 inches in size, although I wonder if that 7.1-inch model is a measurement of the box; salt grains advised. There's also a class of smaller, levitating moon globes but at greater cost.

    That's a good Christmas wish-list item.

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    I bought mine from Articture. It’s the “regular” 15 cm size. A 20 cm model is also listed but is currently sold out.

    Based on schlaugh’s link, it would appear that I paid too much for mine but it was an impulse buy and I try not to look back on those too much.
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    So where have they put the recharging port?

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    So where have they put the recharging port?

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    On the floor of Tycho? If they used a Mac-style magnetic connector...

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    I love how the stands evoke those impossible 3-D objects you see drawings of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    So where have they put the recharging port?

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    It’s solar powered and only shines by the sun’s light. ;-)
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    Now for one with tiny light past the terminator to represent lunar colonies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    So where have they put the recharging port?

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    Unfortunately, it doesn’t charge wirelessly. It has a standard DC jack south of Tycho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by publiusr View Post
    Now for one with tiny light past the terminator to represent lunar colonies.
    You could probably mod it with glow-in-the-dark stickers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PetersCreek View Post
    Unfortunately, it doesn’t charge wirelessly. It has a standard DC jack south of Tycho.
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    That's lovely, and my children would pull it off the stand and run all over the house with it immediately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillianren View Post
    That's lovely, and my children would pull it off the stand and run all over the house with it immediately.
    Then it would probably be better to get them an inflatable version!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillianren View Post
    That's lovely, and my children would pull it off the stand and run all over the house with it immediately.
    The mental image of that makes me smile. I do have to admit that I find myself picking it up from time to time. The glow combined with its texture practically demands it...at least of me. The 3D printed plastic seems pretty durable, so running around the house with it would probably be okay. Thrown or fallen upon? Maybe not so much.

    I did discover something interesting. The remote also includes four modes of lighting variation like a pulsating change from one color to another, gradual transistions, etc. While handling it this morning, I tossed it from hand to hand a few times and it changed from one set color to another, then another. I don’t know if it has an accelerometer in it or a loose connection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schlaugh View Post
    There's also a class of smaller, levitating moon globes but at greater cost.
    To borrow your comment: well, gee thanks for that. Now I want one of those and badly! Hmmmm...perhaps for my office...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillianren View Post
    That's lovely, and my children would pull it off the stand and run all over the house with it immediately.
    MOMMY! He's hogging the Moon! Its my turn! Tell him to give me the MOON!
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