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June 15, 2009 AT 10:58 am

RGBike POV – Open project…

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RGBike POV – Open project… Hazzard writes –

I’ve always wanted a POV for my bicycle, specially a full colour POV capable of displaying text, images and small animations!

There are some cool POVs commercially available.

Unfortunately, the SpokePOV is only one colour, and the m132s, as I understand, doesn’t have the ability to display images. Besides, I think these are a little too expensive for something that I will not use often.

So I though I would try to make my own with components I already had around. This way I don’t have to spend any more money to try and play with a bicycle POV.

This project features:

  • 16 RGB (Red+Green+Blue) Light Emitting Diodes;
  • Arduino compatibility (Suposedely, I’ll have to check that later);
  • Single layer printed circuit board, suitable for home fab;
  • All through hole componentes, suitable for beginners;
  • Hall effect sensor, for image synchronization;
  • Least number of componentes possible;
  • Unfortunately, only one side of the wheel is illuminated (check update).
  • Fits 26″ wheels, I haven’t had opportunity to try it in 20″ and 24″ wheels.

This project is also a open project. Anyone who wishes to participate is welcome. The contributions will be added to this instructable and published.


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1 Comment

  1. Marius Kintel

    Wow, ok that’s it – I’m reviving my RGB POV project right this moment!

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