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Ceiling fan Zoetrope kit

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A long loop of paper with clips to attach to the blades of a ceiling fan, marked boxes to do drawings in, and slots cut in it to half the height of the strip, so that when fitted to the fan with the slots facing down and viewed from an oblique angle, it acts as a zoetrope.
hippo, Jun 18 2009

fab http://www.dandssys...atalog/CCPC8815.JPG
[normzone, Jun 18 2009]


       Maybe this zoetrope could be packed with annotations.+
skinflaps, Jun 18 2009

       I just don't see how the paper is going to be rigid enough...
daseva, Jun 18 2009

po, Jun 18 2009

       this reminds me of cheap post-war xmas decs - paper chains that descended on us at lunch.
po, Jun 18 2009

       The fab anno is nice, [po]. :)
daseva, Jun 18 2009

       I haven't voted yet. I think I need visual assistance please.
blissmiss, Jun 18 2009

       I'm considering voting but haven't quite gotten it etched in my mind properly without a picture.
blissmiss, Jun 18 2009

       I thought about voting for this but was not sure if I was seeing it correctly in my mind's eye. Spatially just not sure yet, without a more lucid and convincing mental mapping/imaging in place.
blissmiss, Jun 18 2009

       I need a picture. (Just trying to be helpful, flaps.)
blissmiss, Jun 18 2009

       Trails of paper clipped to the blades of a whirling fan all spinning a paper helix down to a wide spinning paper hoop with little slits all spaced around it that you can look through and see whatever you want to on the inside of the hoop because you drew it there...   

       This is what I got from all the hooplah.   

       My interpretation, however, is obviously different from the original post. This is because [hippo] has clipped the hoop right around the fan blades themselves, and this doesn't make sense, imho, because nobody can see up there. You'd need a ladder. This is where my paper helix spinning down to eye level may come into handy. The top of the helix clips to the blades and the bottom holds the hoop.
daseva, Jun 19 2009

       I'm at work at the moment, so I can't draw a diagram. You would be able to see the zoetrope effect thus: The loop of paper is attached to the fan blades with the paper hanging vertically below the tips of the blades. The drawings are on the inside surface of the loop at the top. The slits are cut into the bottom of this loop so that looking through a slit at an upwards angle lets you see the drawing on the opposite side of the loop.Then, when the fan is turning you look through succesive slits and see the corresponding drawings on the opposite side of the loop from each slit, and an animation effect is acheived.
hippo, Jun 19 2009

       Thanks to the above 2 posters. It's becoming clearer by the moment. (an urge to bun has now synapsed at my neural pathways and has begun it's way to my hand...ever so slowly.)
blissmiss, Jun 19 2009


       Autoboner's not a fan.   

       ... probably henpecked by someone called Zoe
po, Jun 19 2009


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