This is a prototype carousel I made from my flat mate's shoe box and tape.
I wanted to have something physical to look at and analyze to get a sense of the balance of the carousel and structure.
The curved roof is too small for the top but I will make it bigger on developing the design. It all balances out really well (surprisingly) and I think I could develop and animate really easily this basic design. Now I need to decide what material to use to craft the carousel with. I'm thinking wood would be ideal in terms of remaining firm and sturdy throughout animating- but I'm not a carpenter, neither have appropriate tools, or use of. So I might have to settle for very strong card and tape.