Wheelchair?
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Wheelchair?

by DeathRay1977 on Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:00 pm

Has anyone tried to attach these to a wheelchair? Will it work or do you need to get up a fair speed before the effect kicks in? :D
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Re: Wheelchair?

by adafruit_support_bill on Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:04 pm

You really need to be moving at a good clip to see the effect.

From the FAQ:
How fast do I have to pedal?

On a mountainbike wheel, I have found that with 1 SpokePOV you should bike 15mph/24kph. With 2 SpokePOV, bike 10mph/16kph. With 3 SpokePOVs, 7mph/11kph. This will give a nice persistant image. The faster the better, of course.

Larger wheels you might have to bike a little faster. Smaller wheels, you can go slower.

SpokePOV has been tested to work at 30mph (but can probably go even faster)
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Re: Wheelchair?

by DeathRay1977 on Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:08 pm

15mph is that all. :P I can do that - downhill that is!

adafruit_support wrote:You really need to be moving at a good clip to see the effect.

From the FAQ:
How fast do I have to pedal?

On a mountainbike wheel, I have found that with 1 SpokePOV you should bike 15mph/24kph. With 2 SpokePOV, bike 10mph/16kph. With 3 SpokePOVs, 7mph/11kph. This will give a nice persistant image. The faster the better, of course.

Larger wheels you might have to bike a little faster. Smaller wheels, you can go slower.

SpokePOV has been tested to work at 30mph (but can probably go even faster)
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