A 3D Zoetrope designed using the fibonacci sequence and golden spiral.
The mounting point is designed for a standard snap-locking DVD motor. It is designed with bottom slots to allow light into the chamber, which is a feature of our Hex Strobe Docks and Wooden Strobe Docks. It was then printed in Natural clear PLA to allow light to diffuse through the plastic from within.
If designing a motorized strobe dock of your own, it can also be printed in a colored plastic and bathed under white or colored strobe lights from above. Strobe Docks can also be purchased on our website at https://www.novatropes.com
The sculpture should be rotated at around 900 RPM, with a strobe frequency of ~40 Hz and a duty cycle between 0.5 and 2% (lower is better, but will decrease brightness). Brightness can be increased by over-volting your LEDs, which is only safe at very low duty cycles (over-volting will burn out LEDs if left on for more than a second so be careful).
Note: Mounting snap-hole dimensions are very precise. Print with a .4mm nozzle (only PLA has been tested but other plastics may be possible). Printing with a raft is also imperative, as even slight bed leveling imperfections will result in the statue "wobbling" during operation and creating unpleasant visual noise.
Nozzle must be 0.4mm for mounting snap-hole to properly mount to a standard snap-locking DVD motor.
MUST be printed with a raft to avoid spin-wobble based on slight bed-level inaccuracies.