A diy electronic remake of a … Phenakistoscope
I used a recycled stepper motor from an old printer as the motion source, attaching a CD clip to it so that we could make the CDs rotate at a stable velocity. The CDs were completed with a sticked paper with classical and brand-new phenakistoscope patterns.
By synchronising the strobe frequency of a white led stripe with the motor rotation, we accomplish the image-in-motion effect on the eye.
The sketch uploaded on the Arduino Nano is available at this link and below you can check the schematic and a video!
Enjoy the stroboscopic POV experience: