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Phenakistoscope
Victorian animation viewer - spin a disc with images and view them in a mirror through slits.

Praxinoscope
Victorian animation viewer - spin a drum with images inside and view them in rotating mirrors.

Spinners
Draw your own two-picture animation and spin it to see the pictures merge into one.

Strobe Bike
Spin a bike wheel and change the strobe frequency. See the wheel appear to rotate back and forwards like in the movies.

Thaumatrope
Spin two pictures so that they appear to merge - this demonstrates persistence of vision.

Zoetrope
Victorian animation viewer - spin a drum with images inside and view then through slits. Invented in Bristol about 1840.

 
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