The making of the Praxinoscope

Making a spinning device was an interesting new challenge for me, I have made many optical sculptures in the past but none of them had to rotate. The main structure of it was made out of wood but the spinning base was achieved by bastardising the hub of a bicycle wheel. The next challenge was to figure out how many images/mirrors were needed in order to produce a smooth repeating moving image. I ended up choosing 18 separate images to create loops of Daphne repeating simple actions and this worked well.