4 1/2" Rotating Globe! It's never upside down. This globe is up to
date with the current countries which are shown all in a sleek silver. This is functional art at it's best and a great conversational
The world's most advanced globe, that rotates silently and is
inspired by the earth itself. It requires no power cords or batteries.
. .only the natural light of your home or office.
rotates peacefully and silently using only the energy of room light and
the force of the earth's magnetic field. This is possible because the
globe is actually an inner globe that rotates and is contained within
an outer shell made of very clear acrylic that does not rotate. The
thin space between the inner globe and outer shell is filled with a
safe, perfectly clear fluid that buoyantly supports the inner globe
completely out of contact with the outer shell. This inner globe,
floating and turning in a virtually friction-free environment and
energized by light, is analogous to the earth itself. The globe is
being brought to market at a time when people everywhere will
understand and appreciate this analogy.
The optical properties
of the outer sell and fluid are carefully chosen so that the graphic
features on the surface of the inner globe are magnified and appear to
be on the outer surface of the outer shell. This means that the outer
shell actually appears to move. The globe can rest on an attractive
stand that is provided, or on just about any other kind of stand that
can be chosen to complement it's graphic design. The globe appears to
rotate in spite of resting on the stand, in quiet defiance of commonly
held ideas about the laws of friction.
A carefully designed, and
highly efficient drive mechanism within the inner globe drives the
rotation even in room light. Energy for the drive is provided by very
advanced solar cells within the inner globe, illuminated by light
passing through the graphic on the globe. The drive includes a magnetic
element that reacts with the earth's magnetic field, much as a common
compass does, to provide torque to drive the globe.
All of these
elements of the globe cooperate to create a beautiful, magical object
that provides a meditative point of focus to any room.