I am currently taking a digital fabrication and design class at UW Milwaukee and for our second project we designed and created an electronic wearable.
This is a DC motor powered wearable Thaumatrope. The project is composed of 3-D prints, vinyl tubing, and electronics including a DC motor and a push button switch.
This project was an experimentation into the feasibility of having a wearable thaumatrope as well as the feasibility of having a motor powered thaumatrope on a small scale. I have come to the conclusion that it may not be possible to have a motor powered thaumatrope on a small scale, but thaumatropes can certainly be wearable.
I used Rhino to model all of these parts to fit both objects I had as well as each other. It was a lot of trial and error, and I don't recommend printing the files as is. Many of them have slight variances based on printing inconsistencies regarding the filament I used.
Also, the thaumatrope container works well, but the threads must be broken in by repeatedly putting it together and taking it apart. This can be extremely difficult, but is possible.