Posts | Comments

Planet Arduino

Archive for the ‘motion graphics’ Category


A diy electronic remake of a … Phenakistoscope

arduino, motion graphics, Nano, pov Commenti disabilitati su A diy electronic remake of a … 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:



  • Newsletter

    Sign up for the PlanetArduino Newsletter, which delivers the most popular articles via e-mail to your inbox every week. Just fill in the information below and submit.

  • Like Us on Facebook