Upgrade your dog with a POV Device

Date Posted:22 July 2012 

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Using Lilypad Arduino, Michael Zoellner built a persistence-of-vision display into a jacket for his Miniature Pinscher dog. Although POVs are quite popular this has to be the first one we've seen mounted onto a dog. It sure beats waving your arm around, and given a long run a lot of text can be displayed. For example:

This project brings a new dimension to wearable electronics, and give another reason to walk the dog. If anyone manages to make a POV, mount it on a cat and successfully demonstrate it - let us know. In the meanwhile, for more details, cute dog photos and the Arduino sketch visit Michael's blog here. And for more news, updates and items of interest, please follow us on twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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... conductive thread and other matching components. It's amazing what can be possible with some time and imagination, and remember that Lilypad Arduino parts can be washable by following their instructions.