Mr. Widdle would then quickly open the curtain to reveal a life-sized (fake) human skull inside. Members of the audience who were positioned directly in front of the wheel and had focused on its spinning for the entire time, would see the skull "moving" and undulating as if it were somehow living.
In addition, the original motorized mechanism that powered the wheel is long gone, so a new one must be built.. Mr. Widdle and I decided the wheel will now be located at the front of the theater instead of the top, and that it will be powered by a device called an Arduino.
As to what the audience will see after they become "hypnotized" and the curtain is raised, I am still deliberating. For the best effect, I know that the object should be three dimensional, however, I remain conscious that the object must also be portable . Given the time needed to construct the mechanism to power the wheel, I feel I am in no rush to make a decision.