The first drehkino v1 was a unique design and used a 555 for the timing of the LED pulses, the rebuild has several advantages: a simpler circuit (just one IC), use of standard parts and a simple mechanical construction. Every information to rebuild is available on this website. I put together some kits with everything included, but you find every file and source here to make your own PCB or build it up on perfboard.
The generator on this website adds great flexibility to this toy making it easy to produce selfmade disks by simply uploading image sequences and getting a pdf in return that can be printed out. A couple of disks are available in the gallery, but the best cartoon disks are missing because of copyright issues, so please go aheed and snip out the best scenes of your favorite cartoons and do it yourself.
Latest addition is the 3Drehkino disk showing a small figure (ca. 18mm tall) walking in an endless loop. The video below gives an idea, but the original 3D look in real is stunning. As all other stuff on this website it is licensed under creative commons (CC-Name). Download link below.
And here’s where things get REALLY interesting – he also writes:
If you have a nice blender animation which is cyclic and 3D printable (check detail, wall-width eg. the T-Rex on blendswap has unproducable tiny arms) I would be grateful if you could make it available under a CC license so I can use and publish it here. Contact me.
I’ll tell you what – if you guys create a Sintel zeotrope in Full Color (Shapeways can do that), I’ll sponsor the project! Just contact me for details.