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May 26, 2008

Free bird?

devadutta @ 11:00 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1211842833 ) Play

One of the first toys of its kind. identify it

This toy was an important first step for a technology which we use extensively today…

Cracked by: Abid (Welcome, checkout the About page) , Prasad , Akshat , varuns88 , akhi , shivathilak , Ginkgo100 , udupendra , RajT , priyananda , sidsen , yaksha.

Answer:

Quoting Prasad

A Thaumatrope, one of the first optical toys.
It was used to demonstrate persistence of vision.
Its the pre-cursor to modern day animation.


14 Responses to “Free bird?”

  1. Abid

    Thaumatrope. The Motion picture funda.. That thing rotates fast and u feel the bird is in the cage

    PS: New to the place. Where do i get the rules, registration fundaes etc?


  2. Sandhip

    Optical illusion


  3. Prasad

    A Thaumatrope, one of the first optical toys.
    It was used to demonstrate persistence of vision.
    Its the pre-cursor to modern day animation.


  4. thaumatrope… The first of the Persistence of Vision toys which led to moving images / cinema


  5. varuns88
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    Thaumatrope


  6. akhi
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    It is a Thaumatrope, which makes use of the principle of persistence of vision and illusion of motion , and today this technology is extensively used in motion pictures.


  7. shivathilak

    it worked on the concept of frames. when u overlap frames faster than the refresh rate of the human eye it looks like a movie.


  8. Anirudh

    cinematography


  9. A thaumatrope from the 19th century, which demonstrates the phenomenon of persistence of vision. Film, video, animation, etc. are based on the same principle.


  10. udupendra
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    Thaumatrope


  11. RajT

    Thaumatrope, the main idea behind motion pictures


  12. priyananda

    Thaumatrope – using persistence of vision to create animations, which is how all video works.


  13. sidsen
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    58C31: thaumatrope


  14. yaksha
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    Thaumatrope Optical Illusions


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