MHC Stop Action Animation: The Magic of Motion class is off to a spinning start. Last week we explored toys that trick the eye into seeing motion. We tinkered with thaumatropes and marveled at the praxinoscope (everyone should have one of these) and finally tried our hands at the movie wheel project (phenakistoscope) from www.sciencetoymaker.org. Links to these projects and other animation sites as well technical information can be found on my site by following “classes” and selecting “animation”. The gallery also has an album of animation projects, which will grow as we complete projects. Check back often and have fun!