bopeton Cool but the sync isn't as good as it could be-- they could put mechanical triggers on the wheel to make the light strobe.
Wander I'd guess youtube's low framerate really messes up this video, it probably looked a lot better in person.
1394 Except to see it in person you'd have to be at burning man.
TheMarsTravolta Actually, it's propelled by ropes on either side, pulled by participants. It goes as fast as the people can pull the ropes, and once it reads a speed threshold, the light starts to flash for a short period of time. The sync is off because the wheel is starting to go slower.
HotwaxNinjaPanther Is it a strobe light? I thought it was just the camera's frame rate failing to catch all of the flashes.
TheMarsTravolta Yes. It's the only way you'd get the zoetrope effect at such a large scale.