The Learning Animation Site welcomes visitors from the National Museum of Wale and the Exhibition of Welsh Animation.  Mae Safle Animeiddio Dysgu yn croesawu ymwelwyr o Amgueddfa Genedlaethol y Cymru ac Arddangosfa Animeiddio Cymru.

For Television, Film and Game Animation come to Swansea Metropolitan  University, School of Digital Media. Ar gyfer Teledu, Ffilm ac Animeiddio Gêm yn dod i Prifysgol Fetropolitan Abertawe, Ysgol y Cyfryngau Digidol.


The Phenakistoscope
Brief History.

In 1832, Belgian physicist Joseph Plateau and his sons introduced the phenakistoscope ("spindle viewer").   It was also invented independently in the same year by Simon von Stampfer of Vienna, Austria, who called his invention a stroboscope.   Plateau's inspiration had come primarily from the work of Michael Faraday and Peter Mark Roget (the compiler of Roget's Thesaurus).   Faraday had invented a device he called "Michael Faraday's Wheel," that consisted of two discs that spun in opposite directions from each other.   From this, Plateau took another step, adapting Faraday's wheel into a toy he later named the phenakistoscope.

My thanks to the site below for this history.
http://courses.ncssm.edu/gallery/collections/toys/html/exhibit07.htm




The Phenakistoscope Gallery

The Phenakistoscope Gallery
Make a Phenakistoscope

Make a Phenakistoscope Online

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