Clayton Boyer Clock Designs


Planets Kinetic Sculpture

In keeping with the current astronomical theme, I would like to introduce “Planets,” a new three dimensional kinetic sculpture. Planets is a simple and fun-to-build kinetic sculpture with lots of 3D movement.

I think I spent more time standing around watching Planets spin and gyrate than I did actually building it. Watch the video below and you'll see what I mean.


Planets was a collaborative effort. My artist friend, Forrest Burnett, and I worked together on this sculpture to bring it into being. You can see Forrest’s stunning interpretation in the photo below.

Planets’ frame is about 23” tall and the largest ring is a little over 16” in diameter. Because of their size; the frame, all of the rings, and the wheels are also being made available in electronic form in DXF format.

Scientific Note to Educators: Planets was based on, and is an exact scale replica of the solar system…which one I do not know - but there must be one out there like it. So once we discover that particular solar system, Planets will be a great astronomical learning tool for the children of that system.

To see some more "Planets" sculptures built from my plans, click here: Planets Flickr Pool

Planets Kinetic Sculpture plans are available in TWO different formats. Please choose only one option:

The price of the paper plan delivered by mail is $47.00 plus shipping. If you would like to purchase Planets paper plans by mail, click here:


If you would like to purchase electronic plans in dxf format and receive them via email, you must:

1. Have a CAD program that can read dxf's.

2. Have a valid email address that can receive a 5 MB attachment. Add to your safe senders list so we don't end up in your spam filter.

If you prefer the dxf/email option, you will not receive a paper copy by regular mail. Plans purchased with the dxf option will be delivered to your inbox as an email attachment after payment is received, usually within 24 hours. The price of the dxf plan delivered via email is $42.00. To purchase dxf plans via email for Planets, click below:

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