WEEK TWO, PRODUCT 4

Full Turn

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Full Turn is a basically a flat panel display with an axel through it attached to a rectangular frame. It works by displaying images that when the display is rotated rapidly appear as three dimensional forms.

It works on the same principle as those little toys you could buy at theme parks. You know the ones that were basically a strip of LEDs attached to a stick that when you twirled it around spelled out some pre-programmed message like, “H A P P Y  N E W   Y E A R  M E G A N.”

This thing is creative because it creates a 3D display, not by shooting magical spheres and irradiating them as my science fiction literature has taught me to expect, but by simply rotating a 2D display. The answer to 3D image representation, as it turns out, has literally been sitting in front of our faces for decades.

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