MiniPOV Kit: Build your own persistance of vision toy! (Section 2)
Materials Fee $20
Day/Time: Sunday, April 23 2:00 PM (90 minutes)
Location: Workshop PavilionThis workshop is a great introduction to microcontroller electronics. In this workshop, you will learn to solder and a little bit about microcontrollers when you build a MiniPOV kit. This kit is a simple "persistance of vision" toy, similar in theory to the "fanatzien clocks" you've probably seen. When waved through the air, 8 red LEDs
spell out a message! The kit comes preprogrammed with the messave "I *heart* Make!" but we will also show you how you can customize the message at home with only a PC and some free software. No soldering or electronics experience necessary.
Beginners are encouraged to take this workshop! You will need to purchase the MiniPOV kit ($20), available at the workshop.
This workshop will also be held Saturday at 2:00 PM.
Related site: http://www.ladyada.net/make/minipov2
Limor Fried is an engineer, artist & hacker. She recently received her M.Eng in EECS from MIT where she developed and built subversive electronic devices, including a pair of glasses that darken whenever television is in view and a jamming device that disables people's annoying cell phone conversations at the press of a button. Currently she is at the EYEBEAM gallery in NYC as a R&D fellows working on Open Source hardware and technologies.