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Lego Zoetrope
A working LEGO Zoetrope
About this creation
Inspired by Lego Tron to create a LEGO Zoetrope, I came up with a few enhancements to his idea. A zoetrope is an old device for creating animation by spinning a series of images inside a slitted drum. When viewed through the spinning slits, the images appear animated.



First I decided to make 16 frames to provide for a longer animation. Because I have a surplus of 4x6 tiles, I chose them as the backdrop for each frame. I made a small stick figure from three small plates to serve as the animation subject.



#3 angled Technic axle connectors and 6m axles make a regular 16-sided polygon, which I used for the framework.



The zoetrope is hand-driven using old-style LEGO gears.





The animation works great! I have posted a video of the zoetrope in action at YouTube Because the framerate of the camera gets out of sync with the zoetrope, it's a little choppy. It looks great in person, however.



Comments

 I like it 
  September 22, 2011
hehe realy nice! Great idea.
 I like it 
  September 21, 2011
Wow that' really a great creation,ingegnous and original great job ;-)
 I like it 
  September 20, 2011
This is so cool :D. I love the little figure, it really looks like he is running.
 
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