Angel demos the MiniPOV4!
The latest and greatest MiniPOV kit to hit the streets - MiniPOV4! We have added full color RGB LEDs to the kit as well USB programmability to make this the easiest, most fun Persistence-of-Vision & Light Painting kit ever.
Learn to solder by building this easy kit. About 20 components are soldered onto the custom PCB using a soldering iron, solder and some basic hand tools. Learn as you go, starting with the easier parts and working your way up to the more challenging ones. Takes about an hour or two to complete following our detailed tutorial
Once finished, you'll have a little battery-powered light painting kit! Insert three AAA batteries (not included, pick some up here or use any you have lying around the house) and wave around to create light trails. The way our eyes work, as the LEDs move we see the image as if it were floating in the air. You can also use a camera with a medium-long exposure to create a light painting as shown above.
Design your own 8-pixel tall images in any drawing program and import them into our software to upload your own custom designs. Simply plug into your computer's USB port and run our Processing sketch - it works on any Mac or Windows computer! (Linux support still being tested)
Each order comes as a kit of parts. Some soldering and tools are required to put together but its a nice learning kit and with patience and a couple of hours can be assembled by any beginner.
This guide was first published on Apr 25, 2014. It was last updated on Apr 25, 2014.
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