With a little bit of craft-work and a lot of patience, YouTube user ‘brusspup’ has created one of the most animated objects that you could place on your desk (that never moves). The user created both the song, and the final form of the happy T-Rex that you see below in the video.
According to the user the song playing is called ‘The last sun’ and the design of the T-Rex came from his friend Kath. One of the most wonderful aspects of the design is that user shared the design, allowing others to create one of the greatest little office gifts that you could imagine.
The user stated on the official site, “I’ve included a link for you to print out your own. The trick looks best through a camera. If you close one eye and move back and forth it works pretty good too.” Brusspup went on to explain where th original concept came from as well. “This is based on the famous dragon illusion which was inspired by Jerry Andrus. I’ve always wanted to try this illusion with several of these at once. I wanted to use 20 or 30 but after I tried a test with only 12, I realized 20 or 30 was going to be too many. So another thing I’ve always wanted to try was to have a large version.”
If you are planning on creating your own, the file is about “9 feet X 9 feet,” so the creator added, “I had to split the image into 4 files so the printer as my local print shop could print it”.
As for the crafting, “I traced all of the pieces on cardboard which I used to build a support structure for the prints. I used small pieces of cardboard and hot glue to make the structure really solid,” he went on to explain.
We thought it was a wonderful final design and would love to have an army of our own little T-Rexs here at the office.