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Digital E-ink zoetrope

By Ben Everard. Posted

Before we invented television, humans were grasping at moving images for a while. One forerunner to the idiot box, which uses persistence of vision and a series of slightly different images to create the illusion of movement, is the zoetrope.

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Prolific maker Brian Corteil has made this beautiful digital zoetrope, which uses 20 Pimoroni Badger E Ink® screens to display the images, a Raspberry Pi 4, and a beautiful body fabricated from laser-cut 3 mm and 5 mm plywood.


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