Sundials of the World!
The sundials shown on
this page were created by the Science Technology Centre
of the Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. The
following is quoted from their website.
the past three decades, Carleton has built up a world
class Science Technology Centre (STC) to support research
at Carleton and provide engineering and technical
services to a wide variety of external clients. One of
the largest centres of it's kind in North America, the
STC employs 40 highly skilled electronic and mechanical
engineers, technologists and technicians, who provide
comprehensive technical expertise from design to final
assembly in areas ranging from precision mechanics and
printed circuit boards to complete electro-mechanical
systems with custom software."
site has a lot of interesting information describing
their capabilities. Visit them at : http://www.stc.carleton.ca
sundials were constructed in their Computer Numerical
Control (CNC) Lab. All the
geometry and programming for the CNC milling centers was
created with Mastercam (the lab's Computer Aided
sundial shown here began as a "30 Years of
Great Service" momento from the staff of the
Science Technology Centre to the Director. The
dial is made of 1/4" solid brass. The base
stone is 6" thick and was obtained from a
local quarry. The brass eagle was purchased at a
flee market. The dial is located in the
Director's back yard.
above is a redesign of the first dial shown and
is now used as a retirement gift. This dial is
also made of 1/4" solid brass. It is a
beautifully detailed sundial and one that I am
sure anyone would be pleased to receive.