Posts Tagged ‘POV Toy’

Handheld POV toy

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Here's a handheld POV toy packed into an Altoids tin. The brain of this device is a Parallax SX microcontroller, while it's powered with two AAA batteries. 7 LEDs provide the POV display that is capable of storing 32 messages. There are 32 message slots — 16 are straight hard...

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Workshop Update May 11, 2012

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Work on the POV Toy continues, further calibration and tweaking. We're getting really close to the end result we want. Documentation on the open source USB stack is very close to completion, look for a full announcement next week. The John Doe board from the flux off needs a second...

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WORKSHOP VIDEO #21: USB POV Toy calibration tests

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

[embed][/embed] Today we play around with the latest USB POV Toy hardware and firmware. The POV Toy is a persistence of vision (not division...) device, but we added some special features. First, a USB connection makes it effortless to upload new patterns. Second, an inexpensive accelerometer actively detects the waving...

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Updates from the workshop for May 9th, 2012

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

The latest POV Toy hardware is finally assembled, and initial testing of the firmware went successfully. We still need to design a calibration routine to get the best results. Pietja's LGA soldering pictures will be up soon. Work on the open source USB stack demo continues. We found the right...

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Workshop update May 8, 2012

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Starting today we'll post a daily summary of our work in the forum and workshop. Our goal is to better track our progress on projects, but also give you a closer look at what's going on to get feedback earlier in the process. In the workshop we finished building the...

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Week in (p)review: January 23, 2011

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

Lots of progress this week: We released an MCP2200 breakout board, and hacked it to run open source Fun with XC9500Xl and CoolRunner-II CPLDs. The wiki has quick start guides, and two new CPLD breakout board designs The Bus Pirate LCD adapter, MMA7455L 3-axis accelerometer, and MCP2200 USB->serial breakout are...

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