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MOVA

Maker - Bill French

MOVA

Maker Story

A Global View

Awaken your wanderlust with a fascinating globe that uses solar energy and the force of the earth's magnetic field to spin, mimicking the rotation of the earth. The MOVA globe turns gently and silently, no batteries or wires required. It’s mesmerizing. Even if you can’t jump on a plane to an exotic location, you can feed your jet-setting dreams with a virtual tour of the world, right on your desktop.

The MOVA globe consists of an inner sphere, which is the labeled globe, and an outer acrylic shell. There’s a set of solar cells inside the sphere, and the graphics on the globe allow just enough light to pass through to energize the solar cells and power the globe’s motor. The outer shell is filled with clear fluid, which supports the inner globe and creates a virtually friction-free environment so it can spin. When it’s exposed to natural or artificial light, the MOVA globe starts to turn. Each globe comes with an acrylic base, or you can opt to buy an extra wooden or crystal base.

Bill French, the creator of MOVA globes, was fascinated by the idea of earth spinning in space, and he used his expertise in magnetic and solar technologies to recreate the earth's perpetual motion in a handheld model. His invention is inspiring and educational. It makes a great gift for teachers, travelers, new graduates, lifelong adventurers. . . and for yourself. When you need a mental break, you can let your mind wander with the globe and escape to a different part of the world.

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Discovered 3/29/2013

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Unfortunately, products from this maker are no longer available on our site.

Maker Story

A Global View

Awaken your wanderlust with a fascinating globe that uses solar energy and the force of the earth's magnetic field to spin, mimicking the rotation of the earth. The MOVA globe turns gently and silently, no batteries or wires required. It’s mesmerizing. Even if you can’t jump on a plane to an exotic location, you can feed your jet-setting dreams with a virtual tour of the world, right on your desktop.

The MOVA globe consists of an inner sphere, which is the labeled globe, and an outer acrylic shell. There’s a set of solar cells inside the sphere, and the graphics on the globe allow just enough light to pass through to energize the solar cells and power the globe’s motor. The outer shell is filled with clear fluid, which supports the inner globe and creates a virtually friction-free environment so it can spin. When it’s exposed to natural or artificial light, the MOVA globe starts to turn. Each globe comes with an acrylic base, or you can opt to buy an extra wooden or crystal base.

Bill French, the creator of MOVA globes, was fascinated by the idea of earth spinning in space, and he used his expertise in magnetic and solar technologies to recreate the earth's perpetual motion in a handheld model. His invention is inspiring and educational. It makes a great gift for teachers, travelers, new graduates, lifelong adventurers. . . and for yourself. When you need a mental break, you can let your mind wander with the globe and escape to a different part of the world.