I used sixteen 3D printed curved beams with a Mindstorms EV3 programmable brick to make this stop motion animation. I wrote a small program to trigger the camera, advance the mechanism a little bit, take another picture and then repeat this until it reached the end. Click on the image to watch the video.
Uploaded on January 28, 2015
Here is the 3D printed part I used in the video. Click on the image for details on how to make the part.