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VIDEO: 3D Zoetrope at the Maker Faire

This optical illusion made of Google Android dolls is one of hundreds of exhibits at the San Mateo event.

Gary Aden and his son Daniel are exhibiting a 3D Zoetrope they created over the course of a few months at this weekend's .

Composed of a series of concentric stationary Google Android dolls (Daniel is a Google employee, and the family lives in Redwood City) affixed to a disc, the zoetrope creates an optical illusion when strobe lights flash on the disc as it spins. The dolls appear to be moving, when in reality the eye is simply viewing a series of the stationary dolls which have each been constructed in a slightly different position.

The Maker Faire concludes its two-day run today and will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the San Mateo Event Center. For more information about the event and how to get there, click .

Daniel May 23, 2011 at 04:47 PM
A good video of the animation can be found here: http://zoetrope3d.com/

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