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A diy electronic remake of a … Phenakistoscope

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Phenakistoscope

Phenakistoscope is one of the first motion graphics device from the XIXth century made by Santi of Playmode, an audiovisual research studio based in Barcelona area:

I used a recycled stepper motor from an old printer as the motion source, attaching a CD clip to it so that we could make the CDs rotate at a stable velocity. The CDs were completed with a sticked paper with classical and brand-new phenakistoscope patterns.
By synchronising the strobe frequency of a white led stripe with the motor rotation, we accomplish the image-in-motion effect on the eye.

The  sketch uploaded on the Arduino Nano is available at this link and below you can check the schematic and a video!

phenakisto schematic

 

Enjoy the stroboscopic POV experience:

 

 



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