Cyclotrope Cinema – Feature Presentation!

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Great crowd for a festive evening of animation-making.  The bike shop was sparkling as a make-shift screening space!

Cyclotrope Cinema visits Briman’s Jewelers

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Cyclotrope Cinema visits Dr. Jeff’s

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Dr. Jeff’s Optometry – the perfect venue to exhibit this fantastic blinking eye piece by workshop participant Ciaran Sullivan!

Cyclotrope Cinema visits Bank Barber

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Off to work installing the Cyclotrope at Bank Barber in Downtown Topeka.  Heard stories from patrons who remembered flip-book style animation players at the Kansas Free Fair!

Cyclotrope Cinema : Animation Workshop

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Great turnout today for a Cyclotrope Cinema workshop despite some rainy weather.  Youth and adults from a Topeka home school network learned about basic animation and created imaginative gestures (rocket ships, blinking eyes and stars!) to be exhibited in downtown storefronts next week.

Cyclotrope Cinema : Work in Progress

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Preparations are under way for Cyclotrope Cinema at the Topeka Community Cycle Project shop space. Inspired by a nifty bicycle picnic box, TCCP volunteer Ben Alford whipped one together. Ours will stand in as a laptop holder…

Cyclotrope Cinema: Coming to a storefront near you!

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Plans are spooling and gears are spinning for Cyclotrope Cinema! Do you have your opera glasses? Well, you won’t need them, since we’ll be installing our bicycle-based projector contraption in a few street-level storefronts in downtown Topeka. Look for us to pop up on Kansas Avenue, where we are hoping to bring a little extra … Continue reading

Cyclotrope Progress

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We continue to experiment with the look of the player. Workshop participants will hand-draw animations to be played through the cyclotrope in Topeka this spring. For more about the project, see our main page: http://rocketgrants.org/rocket-grants-projects/the-projects-2012-2013/cyclotrope-cinema/

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Camera box prototype?  Check!  Now for the DIY guide! Cyclotrope_CamBoxProto

Cyclotrope Cinema : Prototype #1

Hello Rocketblog readers! Our first proof-of concept is a success! We are currently in the testing phase for the Cyclotrope projector; trying techniques ranging from flashing bike lights through transparencies, to a software-based digital application shown here: Our public Cyclotrope Cinema events will take place in Spring of 2013 in Topeka, KS at the Topeka … Continue reading

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