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Povard - POV Kit
Povard - POV Kit

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Product Code: MKSKL5

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Povard - POV Kit - The Povard is a large hand held POV device that is built onto a very cool laser cut and etched acrylic bezel. A POV “tricks” your eyes into seeing a full image when only part of the image is visible at one time. This effect is called the “Persistence Of Vision.” This is the way the Povard works. As you move the Povard you will see one slice of each letter at a time. Your brain assembles all the slices together for you to be able to see a complete word or image.

Note: An Arduino is required (and not included) for programming the Povard
  • 8 Big bright red LEDs with black bezel
  • Custom messages up to 24 characters
  • Super customizable
  • Java Applet for custom characters and patterns
  • Make your own graphic messages, not limited to ASCII characters
  • Slick laser cut & etched acrylic bezel
  • Powered by common AA batteries
  • Programmed using your Arduino
  • Does not monopolize your Arduino
  • Easy to build kit

Average Customer Review: 2 of 5 | Total Reviews: 1 Write a review.

  1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Doesn't work with Arduino UNO December 13, 2010
Reviewer: Ann M Bell from Madison, WI United States  
I got this a starter project along with an Arduino UNO, but couldn't program it with the UNO due to an incompatibility with the latest software (version 20/21 of the IDE). I'm hoping there will be a fix for this soon.

Other than that, it's a good beginner's project for someone learning basic skills like soldering. It took me a couple of hours to put it together and get all the LEDs working. The instructions are online and very clear. The LEDs are nice and big. Shorter words seem like they'd be easier to read than the pre-programmed "povard." I'm hoping to find someone with an older Arduino and the older version of the IDE so I can make it say "HO HO HO" in time for Christmas. : )

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