Gary’s clever zoetrope design uses an LED flash controller and motor-driven turntable in order to remake a design he admired –
In Jan 2008 I saw a 3D Zoetrope that was built by Pixar for a NYC MOMA exhibition (see http://www.navone.org/blogger/2006/07/pixar-zoetrope.html). It is amazing and I decided I could probably build a small version of the same thing using inexpensive parts. I was able to build this animation device that uses identical LEGO figures to approximate the same effect.
View a flash animation of the project at work – Lego 3D Zoetrope. Come see his work in person @ =Maker Faire Bay Area, May 3 & 4.
Maker Faire is a two-day, family-friendly event that celebrates the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset May 3rd and 4th at the San Mateo Fairgrounds, CA (Upcoming.org). It’s for creative, resourceful people of all ages and backgrounds who like to tinker and love to make things. Buy tickets now and save, discount ticket sales end on April 25th, 2008.
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