Electro – Mechanical

  • Wooden Base
  • Wheels
  • Plexiglass Shield & Lid
    • Structural
    • Wind Deflection
  • Aluminum Frame
  • 4 x Peggy2
  • Beaglebone
  • Hall Effect Sensor (Latching)
  • Variable AC/DC Power Supply (Min 5V & 2A)
  • 3 Phase Generator – Lenze ACTech “ESV371 No.1” ($230)
  • 1/2 HP 3 Phase Motor 230 (Volt)
  • Drive Train
    • Belt
    • Gear
    • Bearings
  • Hana šŸ™‚ ->


Peggy 2

Four Peggy2 LED “Pegboard”s from Evil Mad Scientists are tiled together to form the display’s screen. These are boards are built without their ATmega microcontrollers or battery cages.


The original beaglebone whiteĀ runs the display, and is mounted on the base of the spinning cylinder. This is anĀ Ć…nstrom linux computer, and was selected because it has so many pin outs. These GPIO (General Perpose Input Output) pins are linked into the Peggy2 LED Boards in such as way as to replace theĀ ATmega328P microcontroller. All thought the the ATmega is a 5V device and the Beaglebone uses 3V, all the components on the Peggy2 are 3V compatible. So it *luckly* works!


POV Schematic - A POV - Schematic B

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