BeagleBone Black project spotlight: Orbital Rendersphere

By Tara Stratton If you went to Maker Faire New York this year, you could not have missed the Orbital Rendersphere. This “Big Giant Spinning Limb Slicer,” as the Hoboken MakerBar team affectionately calls it, displays images and videos on a four-foot diameter spherical surface using persistence of vision (POV) spinning at 450 RPM. It had a constant crowd surrounding it and earned five ribbons at the faire: four Editor’s Choice ribbons and one Educator’s Choice ribbon. The Orbital Rendersphere started out as an idea for an entry into the 2013 Red Bull Creation Contest in April 2013. Red Bull … Continue reading BeagleBone Black project spotlight: Orbital Rendersphere