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Making Easter Fun with Stroboscopic Patterns on Eggs

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    Alrighty, let's drop some science on you. Ever seen a strobe light? Of course you have, and technically they're called stroboscopes. Point is, they flash a light at a specified interval, and can make objects in motion appear to be still. A zoetrope is one of the original forms of animation, where you take a cylinder, cut with viewing holes in the sides and place a sequential image on the inside, that, when rotated, creates something similar to a Saturday-morning cartoon.

    The EggBot is a machine that paints patterns onto eggs. Still with me? Well the team at AA4CC wanted to use the EggBot to create stroboscopic patterns on eggs that, when rotated (like a zoetrope) at a specific speed and then hit with a stroboscopic light, create the effect of the pattern moving on the egg itself.

    Watch this video and you'll see these moving masterpieces in action.

    Crazy, right? Here are a few GIFs of the process to wet your palate a bit more:

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    Kevin Whipps is a writer and editor based in Phoenix, Arizona. When he's not working on one of the many writing projects in his queue, he's designing stickers with his wife at Whipps Sticker Co.

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