I really need to quite watching National Geographic channel when I come home late at night (it’s something I do to turn off the buzz going on in my head).   Usually it works, but sometimes it doesn’t.   Sometimes, it just gets me buzzing all the more.   Recently, I caught a re-run of the “Secrets of the Star Disc”.

{photo from Wikipedia courtesy of Dbachman and used under CC SASA 3.0}

You might watch the program and check out the issues surrounding the science and mystery behind this object.  It is a truly interesting. Wikipedia has a nice briefing on the Star/Nebra disk.   A bronze age artifact that might really be re-writing some of the history of our world.  Wow!

I thought it would be fun to take some artist license and make a Star-disk-like model for printing.   Please understand that I’m not claiming that it’s an accurate representation but I’m willing to share.

Here’s the STL file for my recreation of the star disk.

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Nebra3d.stl by Mark Ganter is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

Have some fun with it!

p.s.  I was watching the History Channel’s Ancient Aliens.  Does anyone have 3D scans or 3D data from Puma Punku also called Tiwanaku?

4 Comments on Star/Nebra Disk (or something close)

  1. Mike says:

    you nebra disk brought got my thinking about sundials and navigational tools… things that you could certainly make with your new MakerBot – or with printed glass parts…

    http://commons.wikimedia.org/w.....Replik.jpg
    http://commons.wikimedia.org/w.....nuhrVR.jpg

    • admin says:

      Mike, thanks for stopping in. Yes, once again there’s more cool stuff than we could even print. The ring is really cool.

  2. Mike says:

    you nebra disk brought got my thinking about sundials and navigational tools… things that you could certainly make with your new MakerBot – or with printed glass parts…

    http://commons.wikimedia.org/w.....Replik.jpg
    http://commons.wikimedia.org/w.....nuhrVR.jpg

    • admin says:

      Mike, thanks for stopping in. Yes, once again there’s more cool stuff than we could even print. The ring is really cool.

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