POV (persistence of Vision) from Hacked "Aircraft carrier marshalling light"
December 29, 2010
Take one Aircraft carrier marshalling light ..... or something you can pick up at the local supermarket for 10CHF(10dollars) like i did.
Hack the living daylights (joke intended) out of it.
Result = 4x8 neat LED rows..........plus a neat battery box,enclosure and strong magnet (for another project)
With a dremmel cut the positive tracks and expose some of the copper track
Solder ribbon cable to each LED.(and one common ground cable)
now attach it to one bike spoke
Along with a Syncronising magnetic reed switch.
Connect the ribbon cable to an Ardweeny programmed to work as a POV (i used this one Breadboard POV as base but hacked the reed switch in as it was more reliable). This version can display charaters 5x10 pixels - i liked this version because it is real simple to change the patterns.
Program the data with your favorite Buzz words - jump on your bike and make a local advertising round.