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This is one of the strangest things I have ever done. Maybe I should put up some sort of a disclaimer here like if you're epileptic maybe this isn't the brightest thing you could do? But if you're an epileptic then you know more about that condition than I do!

In any event I found doing this to be completely harmless good clean fun. I think it can give anyone a greater appreciation for themselves and the world around them as well too. Not everything is as it seems!
 
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Step 1: What are You Talking About?

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What I'm talking about is making a Hypno-disc. You know one of those spinning spirals like you may have seen on TV? They're for real. Maybe the guy in the graphic with the eyeball in his palm isn't but Hypno-discs are! Make one and see for yourself. The rest of this article describes how I made one, and how you can too.
when i was learning to be a hypnotist i saw this on a kids show the affect was saw awesome i wanted to make one also but with my medical problems i didn't have time for making side projects being born with a bad back i pretty much figured sooner or later i would wind up paralyzed or something close to it so i made things that i'd be able to keep myself entertained and my brain active so i don't go dumb from not being able to do as much as i used to anyway i think it was bill nye the science guy what they did was show the disc then a picture of clowds the clowds where twirling around then they stopped for a min and showed them again but this time they weren't twirling at first i said bs it had to be digital affects camera tricks and what not then they showed the disc again but this time they kept it on the screen for like 3mins and said look at the back your hand i was so freaked out when i saw my skin squrming around i almost dropped from shock lmao
Neato! good job, I will have to try this. I have a love of Moire patterns, here is a vid of a little machine I made that works for me :)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moD8n8Aspgg
pfred2 (author)  stringstretcher3 years ago
I used to get a Moire effect in my vision sometimes. It hasn't happened to me in quite some time now. Sort of looked like magnetic lines of stress going on in front of me in black and white. Everything else got dim and out of focus as well. Was accompanied with a pounding in my hearing too. Was a bit unsettling whenever it occurred to me.

Looked a bit like yours only without the points, just the curves. Mine ran faster too. I should work with a synthesizer to recreate the sound, the sound was incredible! We're going down, we're doing down! Bwadadadada!

Happened to me at random and had nothing to do with my hypnodisc. Happened to me in fact before I'd ever made a hypnodisc. I can't say when it happened to me I loved it.

I had this painting of a clown that hung in my room as a kid ... oh I hate that painting! But I'm not sure what it has to do with any of this. I don't think to this day I'd chance sleeping in a room with that painting hanging in it. I swear it is possessed!

I just felt compelled to share that. Maybe because those moire patterns happened to me when I was younger when that clown bothered me. Thinking of the one evoked the other. Evil clowns!
fred for president, you with me guys?
the poodleo2 years ago
can you post a video?
danthony43 years ago
This is a really cool project and a super detailed Instructable! Nice job!
pfred2 (author)  danthony43 years ago
Thanks but I really just scratched the surface. Hopefully I gave enough so someone could get started. The human mind is the final frontier. I think it always will be.
jimwi3 years ago
Good job I am going to have to try this. The hard part for me is the spiral. I had to look up how draw one that big with out printing 50 pages and joining them together. found this hope it helps some one. http://www.wikihow.com/Draw-the-Golden-Spiral
pfred2 (author)  jimwi3 years ago
I do not have my original print out but what I do have is a piece of paper I can put on my disc then photograph it. My template was ruined when I moved sorry. Maybe then you can see just what you have to draw free hand.

I don't think it takes anyone with a masters degree in fine art to pull this stunt off.

Bear in mind my disc is 2 feet in diameter too which is the outer limits of the scope of this project. So if you make your disc a bit smaller then you do not have to draw quite as much.
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