The idea is to put together a bunch of SpokePOV (LED spoke lights that make animations in bike wheels) with kids on the day, get them to design some simple pictures and animations, and attach them to bikes to show them off.
We’re looking for volunteers with bikes to help pix and I put together the kits with the kids. The bonus is that if you supply a bike on the day, you get to keep the SpokePOV kit at the end!
Email webmaster (at) hackerspace-adelaide.org.au if you’re interested. If you’re not, we’d still love to see you pop by on the day and join in the fun and watch the bicycle race.
Where: Santos Marquee at Elder Park, King William Road, city.
When: Sunday 23rd January 9.30am – 1.30pm.
Last night Pix, Nick, Jon, Damien, Matt, Jorn & I soldered up a couple of SpokePOV kits to make sure we knew how they worked & how long it’d take. We managed one in 2 hours. So we’ll be needing to work fast on Sunday to get them all soldered and attached.
We ran out of time (and batteries) at the end of the night to properly test them, but did manage to get a Pacman ghost on one, as well as the hackerspace logo.
Seems there are 4 banks to add images. The images can be converted from BMP (bitmap) image files, so if you’d like to get your images on the spokes, email them to me at webmaster (at) hackerspace-adelaide (dot) org (dot) au.
For anyone volunteering, we’ll be meeting at 9am on Sunday. We’ll be in the Santos tent somewhere in Elder park next to the Festival Theatre.