Project 1: prototype

 

 

For my project I am building a mechanical zoeatrope. What I have today is a simple prototype with a motor connected to a nine volt battery. I was not able to get my order in on time to use the actual componets so this will have to do for now. With the final rendition I will be using a turnable motor and a magnetic reed switch. Underneath each 3d printed frame will be a magnet. As the motor spins, the magnets will trigger the switch keeping the frequency of the strobe in sync with the RPMs of the plate.  Also I will be using LEDS attached onto wire to better aim the light and to future proof it.

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For my prototype I will be using a smaller plate so I designed this 4 frame animation in illustrator. For the strobe I will be using my strobatac 1531-AB.

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