Wall art of the James Webb Space Telescope

Artist and Maker, Ryan Kramer reached out to me to help create his wall art dedicated to the brand new James Webb Space Telescope.

The base was cut from 1/2" MDF, spray painted black, with some 1mm acrylic gold mirror inlays. The corners on the mirrors are perfectly sharp so Ryan cut each round over in the corners of each of the the hex pockets with a chisel to get an incredible fit.

We’ve decided to open source this design but if you would like to support our collaboration please feel free to donate what you feel comfortable to Ryan’s charity fund.

Download: Fusion360 - STL

The fusion 360 file is fairly parametric and you should be able to customize it to almost any size.

Comments (13)

Connor Devine
Tuesday, Jan 11, 2022

GOOD AFTERNOON!!! What does one have to.do to order an this gorgeous mirror, even if you’re able to make another (if you plan on doing so) Been following the JWST since I was old enough to understand what it was :)

Saturday, Jan 15, 2022

Yes, that’s looks beautiful, I want to order one, please, please let me know how to get one.

Big Yikes
Sunday, Jan 16, 2022

I’m not sure if such use cases are also authorized, but a listing using a photo of this piece just went up on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/1161143563/james-webb-space-telescope-mirror-jwst

Might be worth looking into as the eBay auction is still ongoing?

James Kiefer
In reply to Big Yikes
Monday, Jan 31, 2022

Thanks for the heads up! I sent an email to Etsy but judging from some discussions on forums that I’ve read - it seems to take a lot of attention to get them to do something about it. That listing is all over the place, I wonder what they would actually send. 🤔

Tuesday, Jan 25, 2022

Link to purchase the gold mirrors?

James Kiefer
In reply to Jim
Monday, Jan 31, 2022

You can find these hexagon gold acrylic mirrors on websites like Amazon, Etsy, Alibaba - really, you can find them all over and in various sizes. The Fusion360 file is parametric and I suggest cutting a test pocket and fine tuning tolerances. Make sure to include paint!

In reply to Jim
Wednesday, Oct 19, 2022

what size sheet of MDF was that? 4x4?

James Kiefer
In reply to Jim
Friday, Oct 21, 2022

Pretty much 4x4! The piece is about 35"x38"

Thursday, Feb 17, 2022

I love everything about it, the James Webb space telescope is older than I am and yet it’s future is so bright at this wavelength I’m already sweating with anticipation

Gregg Eshelman
Thursday, Feb 17, 2022

You could mill out a bit of Skylab to hang on a wall. On the 42nd page of this PDF are the dimensions for the isogrid panels in the Skylab space station. https://femci.gsfc.nasa.gov/isogrid/NASA-CR-124075_Isogrid_Design.pdf Nobody has been able to find an original copy so we must make do with what looks like it was run through FAX and photocopy (before photocopiers could do shades of grey) then one of those Nth gen copies was photographed for microfiche then that was digitized for the PDF.

Kazandra pina
Thursday, Feb 17, 2022

How do I order one ?

Sunday, Feb 20, 2022

Hellou, Could you share more details about CNC laser cutter ? Brand and model. I would like find it and check some technical specification on product page. Specialy laser power and wavelength. Thank you.

Edwin Poveda
Tuesday, Mar 22, 2022

How much to Doral FL USA 33166?

Thank you

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