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povshoesm Persistence of vision projectsThere’s quite a bit of POV (Persistence of vision) projects lately. Most POV projects are a series of LEDs (lights) blinking and when moved produce a word- it’s the same “hack” when you play 30 frames a second to see a movie. A couple years ago I made a pair of shoes that spelled “NIKE” when you run (View image) and when I get time, they’ll display speed too. If you’re interested in the POV “movement” here are a few great examples to get started. Drewish’s 2-sided pov toy, Lady Ada’s minipov and Make pal EverythingDigital’s recent posts using off the shelf parts.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.

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