Art-record animates with a kit

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Art-record animates with a kit

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Now here’s a good example of musicians adding value to their tangible music release – Jari writes in regarding the new record from the band Shogun Kunitoki. The custom record features printed art that deisplays an animation when lit by the accompanying 555/LED owl kit, otherwise known as “Mystical Shogun Kunitoki Strobe Light” of course. That is an awesome little PCB they’ve designed – here’s hoping animal-circuit boards become the new ‘thing’!

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Those old Red Raven animation discs he mentions are quite the cool artifact/collectible nowadays. WFMU posted some good examples and info here.

2 thoughts on “Art-record animates with a kit

  1. Bob Sinclair says:

    The effect is much (*much*!) better if viewed directly. The camera tries to capture it, but the shutterspeed isn’t linked to the strobe. Therefore it won’t “snap” at the correct moment. Seeing it directly is simply amazing (even though the technique is “old hat” as the old Rotascopes, movies and even your television all work this way).

    I like the music as well! The name seems to imply a Japanese band, but they are from Finland. Currently they have two albums out.

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