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POV Wand Project

Build this PIC based kit which uses the persistence of vision (POV) of the human eye to create the illusion of a message being written in mid-air. Instruction details are available and are designed to be photocopied for class use. <br><br><iframe width="560" height="315" src="//" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br><br><b>Teachers notes:</b> available to download by selecting the pdf icon below.

  • Programmable – create your own messages up to 6 characters long
  • 57 pre-defined characters
  • Complete set of components including printed circuit board
  • Ideal demonstration of PIC controlled electronics and construction
  • Component count 25
  • Also available as a money-saving classpack of 20 kits packed in a Gratnells tray
  • Empty PCBs are also available separately
  • Suitable for Key Stages 2, 3 & 4 (ages 7 to 16)

Requires 2x AAA batteries (not included).

Order codeMftrs Part No.
70-2555KITPOV wand project
70-2557KITClasspack of 20
70-2556POV WAND PCBPCB only
Question by Nikolett | Product code: 70-2555
22 June 2015

Q Hi, Could you provide the PIC firmware to the Wand? I need to overwrite the default message to something else and there is no possibility to program it whenever it is switched on. Thanks, Nikolett
A Hi Nikolett, thank you for your question. Please see the data sheet which has the programming code.

Question by shyam gade
14 January 2014

Q how to program the pic controlar
A Hi Shyam. Thank you for your question. The PIC comes pre-programmed. The message can be programmed on the board once the kit is built.