The Zoetrope, or Wheel of Life, was another early optical toy. Looking through the slits created the illusion of a moving cycle. Here is more about Zoetropes from Ruth Hayes' Random Motion site.

Also, here is an article about how you can make a Zoetrope from a Salad Spinner.

Zoetrope cycles have to be very simple, and are made of only 12-14 images. What would make a good animation cycle for a Zoetrope? Photograph your zoetrope strip -- or better yet, if you can, videotape it spinning in a zoetrope and post the video below.

Here are some Zoetrope Strips we made in class!


Lynn said...

I'd like to see how comments appear

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