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Persistence of Vision (POV) projects are around for quite some time, simple and cheap DIY kits are even available for online purchase. POV is based on an optical illusion where we see illuminated objects after the object is no longer illuminated even if only for a short while. Traditional POV projects feature still images based on this principle or running clocks at most. However, nothing prevents to project animations using microcontrollers of sufficient clockspeed and smart RGB LEDs. This particular animation is of a reindeer dragged Christmas sleight for Advent decoration that can be remotely controlled by any WiFi enabled mobile device with web browser. The lantern is powered by the Wemos ESP8266 D1 Mini microcontroller of the Arduino family. Credit for the animated 8-bit reindeer sleight frames goes to a talented graphic artist Richard Fenyo.”

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