Builders Diary - London Eye


#1

Felt bad constantly spamming the Earth thread; so here is the updates to the London Eye project:

I’ll open up the .blend for someone to texture it properly when I’m finished…


#2

For those of you shying away from Blender - this was built with “prims” in the Blender toolbox and pushing / scaling / a few vertices… nothing fancy.


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#4

Now at Earth.


#5

https://www.londoneye.com/LearningAndDiscovery/Education/TeacherResource/OnlineResource/structrs/strutea.pdf


#6

I found the document this morning after eyeballing my build and thinking that something was a little “off”

from the documentation with respect to the A-frame…

“…and measure over 58 metres in
length to form an ‘A’ shape”

So I figured I’d just see how large I made mine from reference photos…

I was off by less than a meter! Not bad for ‘eyeballing’ it. Now I’ll need to angle them to the proper incline of 65 degrees per the documentation. Art by numbers… elegant.


#7

Integration of radial spokes. The addition on tangent spokes in progress…


#8

I think you need a roadtrip to see the Orlando Eye :sunny:


#9

BTW, the build you have is looking good!


#11

Truss connections coming next…


#12

SWEET. How tall is that?


#13

The diameter of the wheel itself is 120 meters according to specifications. I have not accounted for the added height of the pods, but that is to come in future deployments.


#14

Trusses. Starting to really take shape.


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#17

They have one of these in Japan , but i don’t know what its called there


#18

Looking good. Are you seeking a volunteer for the .blend work?


#19

Sure! If you’d like to take overO As long as you don’t mind putting updates on the builders diary as you progress.


#20

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We’ll that’ll just ruin your day…