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Display messages, pictures and logos on hubcaps or spokes
This uses a rotating bank of LEDs like the rotating displays.
This device is mounted on a wheel with the circuitry counterbalancing the lights. A coil mounted on the rim passes a fixed magnet on the fender or fork that tells both allows the device to orient the image the right way up and also provides
NB/ This is a novel gimmick or advertising display, but not something I'd put on a Bentley, so please no comments about looking silly.
Thanks String Stretcher [senatorjam, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]
spinning disk mechanical tv
1920's mechanical tv system used a blinking light behind a spinning metal disk with a spiral of holes drilled in it. [macrumpton, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]
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||It would also be illegal to use whilst driving (on public roads), but i can see this appealing to the neds!
The idea gets a (-), but as a marketable product it's a (+).
||You could put it on a bicycle.
||This would look silly. Imagine how much it would ruin the look of a lovely Bentley.
||If so, I wasn't around and my search didn't bring it up. If someone posts a link, I'll happily delete the idea.
||I made something similar to this in
1976 for an art school project. I
attached a row of 75 leds to a spinning
arm activated by a row of contacts that
skated on a glass disk. On the disk I
could make designs in adhesive copper
foil that would be reproduced in the
||Since then I have seen frisbees and
other flying toys that used a similar
concept as well a clock that showed the
time using an oscillating wand that had
leds on it.
||The whole concept is very similar to the
early experimental tvs that used a
blinking light behind a spinning metal
disk with a spiral of holes drilled in it.