Maker Globe / Gear Globe

Made using NASA earth imagery to generate the gears.


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    I wanted to expound on the idea/theme of the "Global community of Makers".The gears represent the communities of makers around the world, and how they all work together to help Make the world a better place.  The placement and density of the gears was generated from a NASA image of lights on the earth at night. I used this light  map to approximate where the highest density of Makers are located.
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    Meh - I couldn't sand the insides of each half well enough to join the two halves together without looking like heck.
    Could we please have a whole-globe version? I'd rather have a smaller globe than two pieces that don't fit well together.
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