The World’s Smallest Stop-Motion Animation

Okay, it’s not LEGO. But it’s stop-motion and it’s amazing.

Scientists at IBM made a stop-motion movie by moving atoms and taking picture with a microscope. Now, if you think you have big clumsy fingers when you move your minifigure, think of those scientists who had move carbon monoxide molecules (two atoms stacked on top of each other) to animate their movie.

I’m a teacher and I’m very proud when one of my students show me their very first brickfilm. LEGO bricks open them to the world of movie-making and computers. I think that this “small” movie can make some kids start loving science (as well as movie-making) and maybe change the world. LEGO bricks can make kids start loving sciences and arts… and science and arts have the power to make people better.

Enjoy !

A Boy And His Atom: The World’s Smallest Movie – YouTube

Moving Atoms: Making The World’s Smallest Movie – YouTube

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