- Get some LEDs.
- Add a microcontroller, a vibration detector, and a battery, then try to beat them to death.
- Detect tapping patterns (me hitting it).
- Use those patterns as timing codes to activate extremely interactive light patterns coordinated with the spinning of the stick. Not just the illusion of it increasing and decreasing in speed, but timed to programed routines.
- Impact resistant case and fast vibration response.
- Make some night time videos.
- OK, so really not much of a plan at all.
It turns out, if your not on stage in some side show, playing with fire freaks people out (see Fire Devil Sticks in My Sticks project log).
Why is this the worst POV idea?
The axis of rotation is constantly moving position. Also, they usually have a second alternating spin on their own horizontal axis in between taps, so no POV "Hello World" :(
- Brainstorm some patters for the timing codes.
- Record stick tapping patterns and find out the exact timing involved for basic routines.