The Pizzoetrope: How to Recreate an Animated GIF on a Pizza

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The Pizzoetrope: How to Recreate an Animated GIF on a Pizza

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It’s hard to ignore the popularity of pizza and animated GIFs on the internet, especially on social networking sites like Tumblr. The Pizzoetrope is a device that brings pizza, animated GIFs, and social networking together in one elegant dish. As the name suggests, The Pizzoetrope is basically a zoetrope that is created on a pizza by using the toppings to make the images in the animation. Animated GIFs from the internet can be used as a template for decorating the Pizzoetrope and the finished pizza can be used as a catalyst for social networking by sharing it with friends or having a Pizzoetrope party!

To learn how to make your own Pizzoetrope, check out my tutorial on Make: Projects.

If you’re interested in learning more about zoetropes and other animation devices, then be sure to read Marc de Vinck’s Phenakistoscope tutorial as a prerequisite to making your own Pizzoetrope.

Keep in mind that it may take some trial and error to get your Pizzoetrope animations to work properly, so be prepared to go through a few test pizzas, as if you really needed an excuse to eat more pizza.

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