The Animation Machine was a user-friendly tool for children (and grown-ups) to make a stop-motion animation.

The device just had two buttons: 'take a photo' and 'view animation'. All photos were put after each other and automatically converted into a movie, which was shown on the same desktop as on which the animation was made (by projecting it). At the same time, they were published on the internet.

The Animation Machine was a project of MIEG (Michaël van Eeden) and Waag and has been used at several occasions, e.g. the Cinekid Festival. The target group for the Animation Machine was children in the age of 8 to 12.

Project duration

31 Dec 1998 - 31 Dec 2008


  • MIEG