FlipBooKit: A New DIY Mechanical Flipbook Kit

FlipBooKit: A New DIY Mechanical Flipbook Kit flipbook DIY device animation Horse in Motion, a mechanical flipbook installation by Wendy Marvel

FlipBooKit: A New DIY Mechanical Flipbook Kit flipbook DIY device animation View of a prototype FlipBooKit

FlipBooKit: A New DIY Mechanical Flipbook Kit flipbook DIY device animation FlipBooKit Detail

FlipBooKit: A New DIY Mechanical Flipbook Kit flipbook DIY device animation FlipBooKit Detail

In 2011 kinetic artists Mark Rosen and Wendy Marvel created a series of wonderful mechanical flipbooks based on the work of Eadweard Muybridge, the guy responsible for pioneering photographic studies of motion. After touring a few art galleries and making a well-received appearance at the 2012 Maker Faire the duo teamed up with manufacturing designer Steven Goldstein to create kits that mere mortals such as you and I can use to create nostalgic moving pictures of our own design. If you’re as ridiculously excited about this project as I am, head on over to Kickstarter to pledge a few bucks.