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USB POV Toy free PCB build

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Here's one you don't see often. Matseng built a free USB POV Toy PCB. These almost never get built due to the challenging QFN chip. The POV Toy is a hand-held persistence of vision toy that can be updated over USB. Check out our workshop video about the latest developments...

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3D Model: USB Persistence of Vision Toy v1c

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Today's model is the USB POV Toy. It's a hand-held persistence of vision toy, that is can be updated over USB. Check out our workshop video about the latest developments on this project. Want to make 3D renderings of your own projects? Here's our tutorial on how to build 3D...

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Workshop video #05: USB Persistence of Vision Toy firmware

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESwpqQVIvsQ[/embed] After more than a year of off and on development, there's finally a working firmware for the USB Persistence of Vision Toy. With a bit more tweaking we'll be ready to release the code. This week's workshop video is an overview of the POV Toy project. Displays pattern or...

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Box of new PCBs

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

A box of PCBs just arrived from Seeed Studio’s Fusion PCB service. This batch includes: Bus Blaster v2.6 with over voltage protection and series resistors on the JTAG pins Dangerous DSO v1.a with a few minor fixes USB POV Toy v1.a with X/Y/Z axis markers, this will be the production...

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Maker Faire 2011: Hands-on DIY festival

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

The internet situation pre-Maker Faire Bay Area has been pretty bad. Worse than bad. Today we're in the conference hotel though, and there's wired and wireless internet aplenty. If you're going to Maker Faire please stop by the Seeed Studio booth and say hi, we're right next to the central...

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USB POV Toy: miniscope v3

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

We wanted an easy way to see the accelerometer data from the USB POV Toy. We made a simple firmware that works with the miniscope v3 oscilloscope program. Instead of sending voltage readings, it sends the accelerometer data from one axis. This screenshot shows the change in readings while we...

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USB POV Toy: Soldered prototype

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Here's the soldered prototype of the USB POV Toy.  The first power up exploded a backwards tantalum capacitor with an impressive spark, but after that was sorted everything seems to be ok. The tiny MMA7455L accelerometer took a few tries to solder, but now we can access it with the...

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Big box of circuit boards

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

A box of PCBs just arrived from Seeed Studio's Fusion PCB service. This batch includes: Bus Pirate v4 USB POV Toy Through-hole IR Toy PIC USB LCD backpack version We'll be flinging lead today, watch for prototype updates later.

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Recent Comments

  • Joe Desbonnet: Ya, I can recommend the low melting point solder. I used brand 'ChipQuik' and it's amazingly easy to use.
  • Jerome: I need a new BusPirate for the Fablab ;) Many thanks!
  • Max: Seems like an unexpectedly violent way to remove the chip indeed. A hot air station should of course do the job just fine, but in...
  • jose: Part removal described here is pure butchery, the cheapest hot air station will do a fast and clean job removing the QFP, heat air to...
  • Cody: Yes please