TWIST TWIST TWIST.
A preview of my submission for this month’s Loop-De-Loop theme “TWIST.”
Special prizes for whoever can spot ALL the hidden Beatles references.
Remember when old people thought TWISTING was going to destroy the youth of yesteryear? Ivan Dixon does.
This past summer, I had the pleasure of rebuilding this stroboscopic zoetrope for the American Museum of Natural History. The device features a 2 foot diameter disk with twenty four 3D printed sauropods and a precision optical tachometer feeding in to an Arduino, which controls the strobe frequency of the beefiest LED tape I could buy. The results are amazing. The camera (and it’s shutter crawl) do it no justice. More on the internals and how it was done to follow. Let’s just say lots of low level Arduino timer functions were used.