POV Display

Electric Pedals / MGA



We designed and fabricated a giant Persistence of Vision (POV) display for Electric Pedals and MGA. The display is 1.2 metres in diameter and spins at over 500 revolutions per minute to create large images and moving content. The entire display is powered by a bicycle. The display communicates how much electricity is generated by the bicycle in Joules.


We designed the stands of the POV displays to be foldable, lightweight and sturdy. The structure is made of aluminium with an anodised finish. There are four blades of high-density LED tape which are controlled by a high-speed microcontroller. Power is distributed from the bicycle to the front of the display with a custom slip ring that is able to rotate at high speeds. Images and animations can be loaded onto an SD card and played back on the giant display.



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