Replacement Motor arrives

While shooting the planet models during the residency, a DC motor which was placing the object in a planetary orbital spin died (with a puff of smoke). I did manage to photograph a couple with a motorised rotation by rigging up a piece of string wound around the shaft, then pulling the string like a spinning top while the exposure was being made. While this (remarkably) worked, it was less than an ideal way of working. A £17 investment in a new motor needed to be made before more planets could be created.

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