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Customizable Zoetrope

by SamM Mar 7, 2013
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Really cool. You should make 3d printed inserts that animated, rather than 2d paper print the animation. Eg have a 3d model walking or people kissing or hi-five-ing. Its already cool but that would be super wicked.

Your idea is awesome! I gave it as a valentine's day gift and it was simply creative. My question is there any way we can change the frame size?

Printed...Worked out rather nice..
Just the pictures are so tiny.
Seems they get smaller when you run the animation!
Keep the pictures simple!

Printed on my Afinia, with a 5" x 5" bed!
Thanks, Sam!

Wow, great project!
I think I may have to print this.
But, I will have to dismantle the outside wheel, though.
My print bed is only 5" x 5".
Keep up the good work, and thanks!

Hi Greasetattoo,

You can also use the customizer and reduce the number of frames or the size of the frames to reduce the size of the outside wheel. There is also an option to scale the wheel to a desired size while not scaling the stand or hub attachment.

Thanks, Sam...

Yes, a .stl file would help!

Very nice model!

Can you post the STL as well please? It's pretty painful having to go through openscad or the customiser just to get the default one to print

Thanks Gav!

My only hesitation is that the customizer challenge mentions that you can't include model files with your entry, but I will upload some presets once the contest is over.

In the mean time, Masierellias has created a version with the "default" settings here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:58743http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...


My Customized Zoetrope

Haha, I love it! This is a great way to utilize cutting edge technology. Now I'm considering 3D printing an abacus... Let the Neo-Antiquity Tech Revolution begin!

Cool! So it's basically a ye olde gif!

Oops, I didn't read all the way through. You already mentioned it played a gif. I though I was being kind of funny... fail.

No worries, I may have to steal that name :)