¿Sabéis que es un taumatropo? Seguro que a muchos de vosotros no os suena mucho la palabra. Un taumatropo es un juguete que funciona a través de la contraposición de dos imágenes que se juntan como por arte de magia a través de un efecto visual causado por el movimiento.
One of simplest optical illusions to create is the thaumatrope. No doubt you have seen the bird and the cage thaumatrope at some time. It is a disc on a string with pictures on each side depicting something which, when spun, combine into a single image. My eldest wanted a dinosaur eating, my youngest a dog. On a bit of an olde Victorian theme today. My eldest has just run inside with a feather asking for a piece of paper and some ink.
Thaumatropes provide endless fun and are good for all ages. With one half of an image on one side, the other half on the other, thaumatropes are a class... The Whale
We were set in a group, mixing all pathways and given a brief with the word "Kinetic", we were free to respond to this how we liked.I’ve really enjoyed the project and am really pleased with the outcome. We made a battery-controlled mechanism that spins Thaumatropes with a touch of a button, we based this on a Victorian fair/circus and themed it "Trick Or Treat". We mixed both "naughty" and "nice" imagery and you should use the device to find out which it was. We had a few technical set…