Who says you need a computer to view a .gif file? With the Giphoscope, no computer is necessary…well, sorta. You see, the Giphoscope is a retro looking, rolodex-like flipbook that allows you quickly hand-crank through 24 images (or frames) — which basically makes it a physical .gif player. The Giphoscope was invented by two Italians, Marco Calabrese and Alessandro Scali, who used the Mutoscope as inspiration for their invention. The 13 x 10 cm Giphoscope is all hand-made from wood and aluminum. If you want your own custom .gif clip on a Giphoscope, you’ll need to send in a .gif file (in electronic form; hence, why you still a computer) so that the individual frames can be printed and “mounted” to the device.
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