Microcontrollers 101 – Build a POV

Led Circuit
IBM’s developer works show you how to make a “persistence of vision” device to spell words in the air with a Basic stamp… – “In this first article on microcontrollers, Erik Zoltan tells you what they are and how they work to your advantage. He presents a few simple examples illustrating how microcontrollers can be used, and gives you a complete implementation of a kinetic glowstick that uses persistence of vision to display images with a flashing row of LEDs.”Link.

Related, we have your POV, right here…:

  • Weekend Projects – Make A Persistence of Vision Gadget – Link.
  • Weekend Project Instructions – Make A Persistence of Vision Gadget – Link.
  • Persistence of vision projects – Link.
  • POV (Persistence of vision) using AVR – Link.
  • Light up animated Pac-Man bicycle wheels – Link.
  • HOW TO – The Super POV, the video! – Link.
  • Wirelessly updatable POV… – Link.
  • POV in a combat robot – Link.
  • LED POV helmet – Link.
  • POV in 3D – Link.

From the MAKE store:
The MiniPOV2 is a persistence-of-vision device that rapidly blinks 8 LEDs on and off so that when waved through the air, an image or message appears to float in front of the viewer.

This kit is an easy-to-build demonstration showing how microcontrollers work. It teaches:

  • How to solder
  • How to assemble simple kits
  • How to program microcontrollers

The kit includes a Microcontroller, sockets, resistors, LEDs, connectors, a battery case and a printed circuit board. Add some basic tools, a PC with a parallel port, and a little programming, and the MiniPOV is ready to blink out your deepest thoughts.

Get one now, at the MAKE store – Link.


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