Legotrope No. 3 "Horses"

My first motorized Lego zoetrope. This was for public display, so I didn't want to have to stand there cranking it for 6+ hours. It is also my first 12 frame zoetrope. It is inspired by the Muybridge photos of the running horse (although he shot 16 frames, so I couldn't copy them exactly).

 

The horse had to be made of very simple parts so I could make 13 of them (I had one extra to show, so I wouldn't have to stop the zoetrope while on display). The only part I had to order was a few extra 1x3 plates (I needed 65 altogether).

 

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youtu.be/TR9Nvv3ul5A

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Taken on March 25, 2012