MiniPov kit mod – Get a taxi in Singapore

MiniPov kit mod – Get a taxi in Singapore

JRL modded the MiniPov kit we sell in the MAKE store to hail taxi’s better in Singapore. Turn it on, choose the text and as you wave it around it spells words in the air…

“Immediately I had in mind an application for it which would be to hail a taxi in Singapore.

I have therefore taken the original hardware and schematics of the project (see here) but have modified it slightly by adding one additional switch between pin 11 of the AVR chip and ground and one 10K resistor between the same pin 11 and pin 20. Then I have written a different program to run the device which allows me to have 8 different texts and permits the usage of bold and inverse attributes.”Link.

Source and binaries are on the site too, nicely done. Open source hardware begets fun like this.


  • MiniPOV- An Inexpensive Persistence of Vision – Link.
  • MiniPOV – Link.

8 thoughts on “MiniPov kit mod – Get a taxi in Singapore

  1. GeEkMaN says:

    Hmmm… I’m a great fan of this site and I’m from Singapore, but I can’t help but wonder, does this really help when hailing cabs?

  2. herrhepcat says:

    Very cool. I just got my MiniPOV kit. This is my first foray into soldering, unfortunately, adafruit and ladyada sites are down, and have been for a couple days.

    Whats the deal?

  3. philliptorrone says:

    make’s site was down, adafruit was down, oreilly was down – bad week for sites.

  4. herrhepcat says:

    Key word there “are” down. Nice that Make is back up. Guess I’ll have to wait for the other two.

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