Simulator for display

A project log for Volumetric POV Display

A 3D rotational persistence of vision display

Jamal-Ra-DavisJamal-Ra-Davis 10/06/2021 at 03:200 Comments

First off, apologies for the lack of updates, I've been making slow but steady progress on the display when I can find the time. 

The major updates so far have been developing out a Bluetooth messaging scheme for control of the display, inputs, and retrieving data from it (stuff like measured RPM, and the RTC time). I've also developed a python shell app that can be used to connect to the display and sends these Bluetooth commands.

I now want to focus on programming in games and animations, but I've found the the slow compile/upload times have made it difficult to stay motivated, as they make debugging a very painful process. In light of the problem, I've recent been learning OpenGL, and have been able to make a basic simulator for the display that I can test my code against before flashing it to the actual display. Hopefully this will make development go much smoother from now on.

Video of physical display and simulator running same code: