2025 Festival Dates: 5 & 6 July

Interactive 3D Zoetropes & Stop Motion Animation

3D Zoetropes are living stop-motion animations.


Control the magic with the 4-Mation app, just for fun, or perhaps, for an integral understanding of the “Persistence of Vision” effect that tricks our eyes into seeing moving pictures as motion. Control the speed of the animation (frames/strobes per second) the brightness and colour of the strobes.

By varying the animation speed and brightness you can push the boundaries of the ‘Persistence of Vision’ effect; see where it breaks down, and where it begins, and really gain a material understanding. Why not, become a real-time stop motion animator? Make changes to one of our Lego animation carousels and see it come to life in front of your eyes.



2019 Trusts & Foundations

The National Festival Of Making Delivery Team

National Festival of Making is supported by the Arts Council England, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Brian Mercer Trust and Foundations and Partners. This project is part-funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

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