Real Time 4-Mation Carousel Fish Eating Fish,a 3D Zoetrope

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Toymaker Kevin Holmes of 4-Mation created an handmade zoetrope that features 3D printed green fish with yellow fins and big teeth endlessly dining upon other fish while spinning.

image/text credit: Kevin Holmes

This and another zoetrope of the company’s design featuring frogs ceaselessly jumping upon lily pads, were made from a modular 3D kit of original design, which will soon be available for purchase when their Kickstarter campaign launches in December.

4-Mation is a modular 3D Zoetrope kit that will be available in 3 models.It’s powered by 24 3Watt RGB LED strobes, precision timed by a microcontroller linked to an encoder motor.

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A zoetrope is one of several pre-film animation devices that produce the illusion of motion by displaying a sequence of drawings or photographs showing progressive phases of that motion.

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