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Ladyada writes about her Pac-Man wheels – “The technology here is “persistence of vision”…when LEDs move fast enough they can “draw” an image when the wheel spins. That’s the basis behind both the MiniPOV and SpokePOV toys that I designed last year. I rode this design around last burningman, obviously ive adjusted the image so they’re “upside down” here for better photographing! If you’d like to build your own, check out the full instructions on Instructables Link.

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.



  1. says:

    The link is broken!!!

  2. majorhavoc says:

    Linky no worky

  3. ladyada says:

    er, link wasnt working because he accidentally linked to a draft. oops! fixed now :)

  4. command-tab says:

    That is too cool!

  5. JoeyBob says:

    This is one of the coolest projects I have seen here.

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