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Seeing so many persistence of vision ideas on the web was too tempting not to try one. After considering several different motors to drive a display, ...
Since one of the primary goals was leaving the fan unharmed, I decided to make new fan blades out of some 1/4" plywood. The new blades were simple rec...
The boards were designed using ExpressPCB. I choose to buy some single sided copper clad and etch them myself. There are plenty of how-to's for making...
A small hobby drill index provided all the bits I needed to drill the holes. The board with the micro controller has somewhere near 200 holes. It does...
The fan has 5 blades and I settled on 32 lights per, so 10 boards were needed. I made up some jumper wires so I could test the boards as they were bui...
After a quick trip to the table saw to cut the new blades, it was time to mount some boards. I used one of the mounting holes as a guide to line up th...
A small wiring harness was made to connect the boards. A single micro controller and battery run all five blades. Eventually I intend to power it with...
Bottom view shows how the boards extend toward the center of the fan. A few zip ties were also used to prevent the wiring harness from snagging.
Don't forget to unplug the laptop after uploading. Shameless Philly fan photo. No pun intended.
I used a spread sheet with a LOT of check boxes to easily convert images. Each check box represents the control point around the circle for a light. T...
Now the kids get their turn at some images. So far I've had about a dozen images loaded with plenty of memory to spare. Maybe a .GIF like animation is...
Another image, Arduino sketch, board layout and image spread sheet. Once a picture is inserted into the SS, size, move and send it to the background. ...
Apple image done by crazyrog17. It's not in the video though... Camera frame rate makes it look chopped up. I think animated images are up next...
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Posted:Jul 21, 2009
Simple POV w/Ardweeny - Persistence of Vision
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