Introduction: DIY Gamer Flicker Book

Fed up with staring at a screen. Go analogue and make your own paper DIY Gamer Flicker book. Draw your animation image by image on the downloadable template, and get colouring. The DIY Gamer only has a one colour screen, but with the paper version, you can have as many colours as you like. Go crazy, you can can even do it in a field with no wifi or electricity. Get your head around that one...

Step 1: You Will Need:

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Flicker Book template (downloadable from here)

Pens

Stapler

Scissors

Step 2: The DIY Gamer

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A DIY Gamer has a screen that is 8 x 8, that is only 64 squares to light. It is designed like this so it is easier to program. Our flicker book version is exactly the same, with an 8 x 8 screen to colour in image.

Step 3: Think of an Idea

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You could animate a flower growing, or a jumping alien. We have even seen someone animate a 3D bear’s head spinning. You could also go abstract and animate lines, patterns and colours.You have the freedom to choose, no two animations are ever the same.

Step 4: Get Colouring

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Get colouring. The first image is the first frame of your animation. Colour as many frames as you like.

Step 5: Cut

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Cut them out along the dotted lines.

Step 6: Place in Order

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Place them in sequence in a pile. There are numbers in bottom left corner to help you keep them in the right order

Step 7: Staple

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When you are happy, staple on the bottom edge.

Step 8: Get Flicking

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The faster you flick the quicker the animation.

These flicker books get better with use as the pages start to curls, helping the flick action.

Happy animating.

Comments

tomatoskins (author)2015-07-14

This is awesome! I think that a GIF in here would look great!

on it's way!

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