The photos above illustrate both the prototype construction
and an essential technical concept behind the project. The base
of a potentiometer is mounted from underneath to the bottom half
of the plywood construct containing a lazy-susan bearing. The
rotating shaft of the potentiometer is snugly fit into the
stationary top half of the construct so when the top half is
rotated, the shaft rotates as well.
The potentiometer works by resisting current sent from an
external source. The amount of resistance is determined by the
degree of rotation on the shaft.
This resistance is converted into an 8-bit number which not
only corresponds to the degree of rotation on the shaft, but also
to a specific frame of animation within the bullet-time moment.
This image/frame is sent to the monitor which (not pictured) sits
directly on top of the plywood construct, thus creating the
relationship between rotation and image.
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