Hooray! After a loooong time of trying to work out this challenge, I finally brought it all together. Here's a quick look at my set up for creating a synchronized LED strobe for my phenakistoscope wheel. The idea is to get an LED light to pulse on and off in relation to the sequence of animation frames. The wheel has slices along the perimeter which function as shutters when you use it to look at it in the mirror (normal way of observing a phenakistoscope). BUT! Now, you don't need the mirror, because the shutter system now becomes the on/off trigger, by opening and closing the visual connection between the infrared LED emitter and detector. Whoooohooo!!
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