These 3D-Printed Zoetrope Pieces Look Like Wheel Accessories

By: Laura McQuarrie - Jul 16, 2016
References: pinshape & technabob
This inventive bicycle zoetrope combines the classic design of a zoetrope with the placement of bicycle wheel accessories.

The 3D-printed creation was created by PinShape user 'KitCameo' and creates a walking animation when the wheel of the bike is in rotation. The 3D-Printed Robot Bicycle Zoetrope is available as a free download through PinShape. KitCameo notes that: "You can only see the animation through a digital camera lens, such as your cell phone's, or by using a strobe light on it at night. To the naked eye it will just be a blur when you spin it."

3D printing has revolutionized the way that zoetropes are created, making it possible for them to move beyond the circular drum-like forms that they are usually constrained to.