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Exploiting the human eye’s persistence of vision, the myGlobe project uses a single strip of 25 LEDs to produce a glowing orb of light to display images.

Designed by Viktor Pankov, an Electrical and Electronic Engineering student at the University of Manchester as part of his industry placement at National Instruments, the device spins at 1,200 revolutions per minute, whilst simultaneously blinking the individual LEDs at 2,200 Hz.

The human brain registers discrete sequences that happen faster than 20 Hz as a single continuous image. This enables the myGlobe to display a world map, for example, to the human observer despite consisting of only a single LED strip.

You can find out more about Viktor Pankov the project here.



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