I obtained a Persistance of Vision kit from ladyada.net.
I soldered it together, and amazingly it worked immediately (I am horrible at soldering, I nead to practice more).
Here's a picture of it in action, displaying ">KRW<":

Here is some code that converts a text file into the binary values for the minipov.c program.
To use it, first compile (only tested on Linux). Run like:
  ./make_pov < test > test.h
(Sample input test and resulting output test.h).

Then change the minipov.c file to do an:
  #include "test.h"
where the old const static int image[] line was.

Then just compile and upload the code as described in the pov2 documentation.
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