Lots Of Spinning POV Goodness

[Retrobrad’s] spinning POV display has long been our favorite. When it popped up on our radar again this morning we were surprise to see we never ran a feature on it! But now there’s so much more to share. Hit the projects icon at the top of his page and you’ll not only get the 8×85 RGB display’s build instructions, but he’s also built a 32×64 pixel spinning display.

Even if you’re not going to make one of these, he explains some pixel-graphics techniques that are useful in other instances. Check out his video on using spreadsheets for creating the hex arrays necessary for each frame the 8×85 display. It’s embedded after the break along with demos of the two displays.




[via Hacked Gadgets]

19 thoughts on “Lots Of Spinning POV Goodness

  1. Nice, probably some of the best graphics Ive seen done on a POV. This has serious consumer product potential. Parents will gladly buy something like this to keep babies entertained with their favorite cartoon characters.

  2. Hi everyone and thanks for the comments.

    I can’t actually claim the last video though, basically because I didn’t make it!

    I have made a POV display that does everything that the old one does but now only uses one chip (instead of seven)

    I will upload a video to youtube in the near future.

  3. This makes me want to do POV. Although, I’d code a bitmap parser instead of using excel/hxd; but that’s mainly because I’m not really a fan of repetition. I’d just code a bitmap parser, instead.

  4. I thought the god page was quite fitting, given the subject matter and overall design of the site.

    Im very eager to see some updates on the 32×64 POV, as ive wanted to build one for about two years now

    Maybe think about selling closed-source kits, if youre not ready to share the complete project.

    Id certainly be interested in making a money order/deposit.

  5. Because there’s no real reason to add ‘controversial’ stuff to a site that has nothing to do with the website. It’s like HaD posting about the book of mormon.

    Obviously you’re free to do it, it just seems super lame/creepy to include it.

  6. i wouldn’t call it controversial. the guy has convictions, it’s his site, so let him put up whatever he wants.

    if he like cats, then would you object to him having a ‘cats page’? or would that make him creepy?

  7. God has everything to do with electronics since he is the chief designer and creator of everything.

    I am thankful that Hackaday thought my design was pretty cool and decided to do a write up about it. I think God’s design is pretty cool and decided to do a write up on my site.

  8. Good on you Brad.

    Gdogg, why do you think this is a controversial issue?

    if people want to read about God, they can read it!
    if people don’t want to read about God, they don’t have to read it!

    “We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangements of the books, but doesn’t know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God” – Albert Einstein

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