Everyone in your neighbourhood is going to have a pumpkin carved with a goofy face sitting on their porches. Booooring. If you want to decorate for Halloween with something a little more original, why not turn your jack-o'-lantern into a working animated zoetrope and really wow all the kids stopping by to beg for free candy.
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Oh, this is great. Alexandre Dubosc made this wonderful zoetrope that uses chocolate and popcorn to animate itself. As the multi-layer cake spins around, different things begin to appear as if they're moving and it's all perfectly matched with the sound. Corn kernels pop, popcorn gets catapulted and chocolate mouths get fed.
Video: Artist Takeshi Murata has physically animated this sphere using kinetic motion and strobes -- it is not a 3D render. It is in fact a type of zoetrope, a rotating illusion originating in the 19th century, and was designed on a computer then fabricated by craftsmen and mechanical engineers.