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I Made a Horse “Movie”! (And You Can, Too)


Me with my zoetrope


Check it out:

This is called a zoetrope. It was an early technology for animation. A zoetrope uses persistence of vision to show you a moving picture. Persistence of vision is when something moves back and forth in front of your eyes so fast that your brain makes a little animation.

I made mine thanks to a Christmas gift. My Aunt Sarah got me a subscription to Tinker Crate for Christmas. Each month, I get Tinker Crate in the mail. The crate contains a cool project to do that teaches you a new form of science.

But you don’t need Tinker Crate to make a zoetrope, or your own animal “movies!” Learn how to make one here:


This entry was posted on January 31, 2015 by in Advice/Reviews and tagged , .

Wise Words

"Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if a person or animal is at stake."
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Until the lion tells his side of the story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter."
— Translation of African Proverb

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