Here’s a little Maker Faire preview – “This 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.” – Link.
Related: POV kits – Link.