This is a fun photo-taking opportunity with a light painting of a famous icon or avatar (e.g. batman logo, hello kitty) of the user’s own choosing. The painting is created with LEDs using a persistence of vision technique.
We are creating an interactive installation which runs along the concept of an entertainment photo booth. The user chooses an iconic image such as Hello Kitty or Mario the plumber from a computer screen which will then be created as a live persistence of vision (pov) image using leds. The leds consist of a strip of lights mounted on a windmill-like structure which will rotate the leds to create the pov effect. The user can position themselves near the image in front of a webcam to take a photo with their iconic image. The user is also able to use our software interface to input some text that will appear in the photo.