Tuesday, September 06, 2016

PIXEL Guts Kit

Control a 32x32 LED matrix of 1,024 multi-color LEDs with your Android device , Windows PC, Mac (USB only), or Raspberry Pi (USB only). No soldering or coding required!

PIXEL comes included with 180+ unique works of pixel art content via a collaboration with 12 pixel artists all over the world. And of course you can easily add your own pixel art too. The software and hardware created for PIXEL: LED ART are both open source and fully hackable using PIXEL’s software API.

Simply select the art from your Android, PC, Mac, or Raspberry Pi and download to PIXEL. After that, PIXEL runs in stand-alone mode with no device connection necessary. Or leave your device connected and use PIXEL in interactive mode for things like Twitter feeds, interactive animations using the optional proximity sensor, camera phone feeds, and on the fly pixel art creation.

Included Parts
Specs / Info
32×32 RGB LED Matrix
1024 RGB LEDs, 190mm x 190mm x 15mm (7.5″ x 7.5″ x 0.625″), 1400 cd/m2 brightness LEDs on a 6mm pitch, 1/16 scan rate, Data sheet (partly in Chinese)
PIXEL V2 Board
5 External Sensor PortsBoard Details
Bluetooth 4.0 Dongle
Plug this dongle into the iOIOMint board’s USB port
Power Supply
110V to 240V power supply. Outputs 5VDC up to 4 Amps. Standard 2.1mm barrel jack connector. The power plug is the “two-prong style” for US/Canada/Japan so you’ll need to supply your own adapter for other countries.
LED Matrix Data (IDC) and Power Cables

Feature/App             Android            Windows             Mac OSX             Raspberry Pi 
180+ original works of pixel art Yes Yes Yes Yes
Animated GIFs in stand alone mode Yes Yes Yes Yes
Add your own pixel art Yes Yes Yes Yes
USB connectivity Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bluetooth connectivity Yes Yes No No
Weather app Yes Yes Yes Yes
Camera and video capture app Yes No No No
Pixel Art editor Yes No No No
Command line app No Yes Yes Yes
Interactive animations with proximity sensor Yes No No No
Novelty alcohol detector app with alcohol sensor Yes No No No
Touch app Yes No No No
Message box (scrolling text) Yes Yes Yes Yes

All Apps are free, PIXEL will become much funny with PIXEL Apps.