The Light Scythe is a 2 metre POV staff which was created to make digital light paintings, the results are pretty impressive as you can see from the photos below, and it was made using a 2 metre programmable LED strip, and a range of other hardware plus some open source software.
The hardware is pretty simple. There’s a 2m programmable LED strip inside an acrylic tube, which is controlled from a small receiver and battery pack. A laptop PC with a wireless Xbee link sends the image data to the scythe at a specified time.
The photos are taken over a long exposure of 10 to 15 seconds, you can see the results above and if you want to do this yourself you can find out all the details how it was done here, the photos and the project are the work of Gavin from Sydney, Australia.
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