I don’t think there is any craft or vehicle that captured my imagination more as a child than the Voyager spacecraft. Launched in 1977, the two identical probes were sent on a journey that to date has taken them 1.97×1010 km away from Earth, past the gas giants of the solar system and then way beyond.
There is a lot of information about them on Wikipedia these days, so if interested you can read up more there.
What I was excited about recently, is that the Voyager probe is one of the models on the Makecnc.com website. So I made it.
Over 200 individual parts, cut from 3mm MDF, using the 45190 1/16″ router bit from Toolstoday.com (which is still going strong). Cut on the TorqueCNC.
It took me 2 nights to assemble the model, and a lot of hot glue (which I have been finding to be an excellent way to assemble these models).
I had my friend Kara Rasmanis take a couple of photos of the model, suspended in front of a green screen, and she has then inserted in some royalty-free backgrounds, for a truly stunning result showcasing the model from the front, and back.
Even made from 3mm MDF, it is 900mm across.
For a model, cut from MDF, that is awesome! Currently sits in my office – when I can part with it, it will be off to my daughter’s school science classroom.