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Who would have ever thought that there were so many ways to combine cycling and persistence of vision? Here’s another cool one to add to the list: much like a zoetrope, Tim Wheatley’s Cyclotrope is a bike wheel that gives the illusion of animation when it’s being spun on camera. [via Neatorama]

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Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson is a San Francisco-based creative technologist and Contributing Editor at MAKE. He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.


  • http://twitter.com/aerojr_me ANJU

    stupid vimeo

  • Anonymous

    Very groovy!

    Now, can we find a way to do a daylight viewable POV wheel that works for the naked eye? Hmm.

    • http://mattrichardson.com/ Matt Richardson

      Maybe this guy can help out: http://youtu.be/Uef17zOCDb8 (fake but funny)

      • Anonymous

        I’m thinking solenoids showing and hiding a line of flags of some sort – as opposed to LEDs seen on darkness-only POVs. ??

  • http://twitter.com/ImpactGroupInc Impact Group Inc.

    Beautiful! Favorite part is actually the gears, that appear to be spinning in different directions and speeds.

  • Matheas

    Awesome! What a lot of hard work and patience that must have taken, congrats on a fantastic piece of art!

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