minipov: an inexpensive persistence of vision toy


a couple years ago i made a pair of shoes that spelled words in the air as you walked, the cost was a little high for mass production, but now it’s looking like i can do this on the cheap


  1. l00d says:

    I’ve always wanted to put one of these on my car antenna. What about building a larger version of one of these?

  2. JB Hewitt says:

    It is a very cool design no doubt….

    But cheap? C’mon, it’s $465 do build one!!!!

  3. jj says:

    Anyone check out the home page? This builder chick is nerdy and hot! -jj

  4. al dyne says:

    It isn’t really $465 for 1. it is $465 for 100.

  5. al dyne says:

    It isn’t really $465 for 1. it is $465 for 100.

  6. Blue says:

    I was thinking about making one of these, but how do you program it? It’s pretty usless if you can’t get any words to be displayed.

  7. weaszel says:

    okay, most of us have seen those tire valve caps with LEDs on them, that give a neat effect when the wheels are spinning…. now, if you could find a way to put one of these babies onto the wheels of your car…

  8. neo2 says:

    Just built one of these (on a breadboard for now), and it is as fun to play with as it looks. As for the question of how to program it, you need a pic programmer. I got mine off ebay for about $20. Pictures of orignal program and my change to say “MATT” on

  9. Tony says:

    this may be a stupid question, but could i program an 18f2550 pic to do this? i am getting a couple in the mail tomorrow, and was wondering if i could use them for this, if you couldn’t tell, im VERY new to electronics and was looking for a simple project to get me started.

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