Making a desktop clock out of a 24-hour clock movement, a globe, and an LED. Help me design it within! [more inside]
DIY Light Fixture: I want to connect a neckless globe like this to a swag cord like this. [more inside]
I'm drawing/painting a globe (in time lapse, so the sun appears to rise) and trying to figure out what shape, exactly, the longitude (not latitude) lines are when a globe is flattened into a circle (I know I can just trace them, but I've gotten curious). So, the outermost longitude lines are tangent to the circle, they are half-circles, and the centermost line is a straight line from pole to pole, it's the progressively flatter curves in between that I'm trying to figure out. Do they have a name? Are they catenaries? Are they the curves of progressively larger circles? How do I construct them (easily)? Example image: HERE
I'd like to produce an offset-print-quality map, modeled after airline flight path maps, which graphically reproduces hundreds of point-to-point connections: in this specific case, between radio transmitters and reception locations. What software is capable of producing some variation on this, perhaps by putting in GPS coordinates? (OS X please.)
Calling all nature and geology collectors! Help me find a rock/mineral display stand like this one. [more inside]
I can't find a high resolution dymaxion projection map. Assuming none exists, I'd like to make my own. How? [more inside]
I'm looking for a battery powered LED light to replace the corded light in my illuminated globe. I'm transferring my globe from a single axis mount to a Gyro-matic (dual axis) mount. It's no longer convenient to have cord in this configuration, so I'd like to illuminate the globe with an LED light that can be switched on from the bottom base plate. I'd probably have to drill out a hole in the base plate to expose the switch. Any ideas are on lights or installation are much appreciated. Here's a link to the bulb replacement instructions.
looking for a nice personalized/custom travel map [more inside]
How do I find which places in the world are hot and sunny right now? This is for the purposes of a vacation. I'm not interested in seasonal averages. I'd like to see a globe with sunshine icons on those cities that are currently actually hot and sunny, and I guess stormcloud or snow icons on those cities with precipitation.
A friend is looking to buy a floor-standing globe (something kind of like this). They're not hard to find online, but she'd prefer to see one in person before buying. Does anyone know of a store in the Boston area that carries such globes?
I have a student globe, dating from before the fall of the iron curtain (USSR intact, Germany in pieces, etc. etc.). I believe that it's from the early 1980s. I also need to free up some space in the hall closet, so I want to get rid of the globe. I think its worthless and can be given away without a second thought; my father disagrees. Who's right?
I need a fresh start, and want to move somewhere else. But where? [more inside]
I'm looking for a B&W 70s picture of Arnold Schwarzenegger in a tuxedo with a large buck-toothed grin and bad hair backstage after winning an award (for, I assume, Stay Hungry in 1977). [more inside]
Help me figure out how these scorpions are getting inside the bathroom light fixture. [more inside]
Where to eat before an evening performance at Shakespeare's Globe in London? [more inside]
Please help me find some old logos that incorporated some kind of a globe! [more inside]
Where can I find a free, vector map of the United States, with outlined states? [more inside]
Does the atmosphere rotate? In other words, is there a net shift in air around the globe, east to west? [more inside]
Looking for a Snow Globe with a stripper in it. Preferably with dollar bills as snowflakes. No luck on ebay so far. Any suggestions where I could find one.
Mapmaking: I want to make my own globe. Does anyone know of any software or method (for winXP, cheaper/free is better) that will take an image of the map (ie cylindrical projection), and turn it into a paper template ready to print, cut, and stick onto a sphere - BUT - preferably one that is centred on the poles, like commercially-made globes, rather than the (much less effective) strips centred on the equator. Failing that, anything that works :) [more inside]
If I know the latitude and longitude of where I live, how would I find out the name of the place exactly opposite it on the globe?