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Animation Praxinoscope
Animation Praxinoscope
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Animation Praxinoscope

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Kids can build a replica of an animation machine first invented over 170 years ago! This is a great science kit to learn the optical principles which laid the theoretical backbone of modern animation and movies.

This ready to use kit contains a praxinoscope with light bulb (assembly required), ready-to-view animation movie disc and blank movie discs as well as detailed instructions. 

Create your very own mini movies and invite your friends to attend a unique animation show!

Features a special light bulb allowing you to view the animation at night. You will be amazed by the simulated impression of early movies. 
  • Full set functioning Praxinoscope with light bulb installed (assembly required)
  • Ready-to-view animation movies disc 
  • Blank disc for creating your very own movies
  • Lean the fundamentals of animation
  • Create amazing moving pictures
  • Complete Instructions & Fact Sheet 

Requires Batteries (not Included)

Ages 7+

 This scientific toy with animated images relies in retinal persistence to make us believe we are seeing images in motion. The praxinoscope was patented by the Frenchman Emile Reynaud in 1877, who was looking to overcome the deficiencies of the zoetrope, which enjoyed enormous popularity at the time. His apparatus was the first to eliminate the distorted view of the images in movement caused by insufficient light passing through the small slots of the zoetrope. This improvement in the quality of the image resulted in immediate popularity for the praxinoscope.

4M educational toys cover a wide range of subjects and include science kits, arts and crafts kits, robotics kits, and more. Each kit is creative, imaginative, inspiring-and includes everything necessary to explore the subject while having fun. 4M kits and toys encourage your child's inquisitive nature while teaching them to explore the world around them.