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Jorge Real

Jorge Real is an Associate Professor at the Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain. Since 2001, he uses Ada in his courses on real-time systems, mainly to last-year students of the degree in Computer Science. His interest in Ada extends also to his research activity since the early 90's, for which he uses the language both as an instrument for building real-time systems and as a subject of study in itself.

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by Jorge Real

Writing on Air

While searching for motivating projects for students of the Real-Time Systems course here at Universitat Politècnica de València, we found a curious device that produces a fascinating effect. It holds a 12 cm bar from its bottom and makes it swing, like an upside-down pendulum, at a frequency of nearly 9 Hz. The free end of the bar holds a row of eight LEDs. With careful and timely switching of those LEDs, and due to visual persistence, it creates the illusion of text... floating in the air!

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