Zoetrope (Animation Wheel)

Zoetrope Puzzle for 5Wits! Adventure - Spring 2016 (team project for 2.744: Product Design)

Goal: create and prototype a gag or puzzle for a "Mystery Manor" themed 5Wits! adventure room that can entertain guests of various ages and skills without an employee/operator to supervise or rest

Role: worked on a team to create the concept and collaboratively designed rotary, sensing, and reset mechanisms; designed and made a mechanism to couple the animation speed to the speed of the turning wheel using an encoder and phototransistor

 

 

Video of animation playing as a user spins the wheel