Control an LED matrix with your Android, PC, Mac, Linux, Raspberry Pi, or BeagleBone Black with the PIXEL Board. Simply use PIXEL free apps and send images, GIF animations, scrolling text, Twitter feeds, and your own pixel art creations in minutes, no soldering or coding required! As an added bonus, the 180+ works of original pixel art commissioned for the Kickstarter project comes included too.
PIXEL has two modes: stand-alone mode and interactive mode. In stand-alone mode, use your device to write a GIF animation to PIXEL local microSD card. The GIF will continue to play and loop after your device has been disconnected. In interactive mode, think of PIXEL as a secondary display that does something based on the logic from PIXEL apps which can include external sensor inputs too using PIXEL 5 sensor ports (2 analog and 3 digital). To develop your own app for PIXEL, you'll need to be familiar with Android and/or Java programming and use the PIXEL SDK and sample code.
You can supply your own 5V power supply (4A minimum recommended) for a 32x32 LED panel. See this guide for instructions and note that the guide refers to a 32x32 LED matrix panel. When you first run PIXEL app, you need to change the LED matrix to type to the one you are using (32x16, 32x32, 64x32, or 64x64).
There's also lots more info on the PIXEL:LED ART project page!
1 x Pixel 2.5 PCBA
1 x Power Cable
1 x A to A USB 2.0 Cable
1 x MicroSD Card
1 x Blurtooth CSR4.0 USB Dongle
1 x Pixel Flat Cable
1 x FPC IDC Cable
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- $3 for Small Items (4-6 days, not tracked, only available on selected small items)
- $6.95 for Standard Post (2-4 days, tracked)
- $8.95 for Express Post (1-2 days, tracked)
- Pickup - Free! Only available to customers who live in the Newcastle region (only after we email you to notify your order is ready)
International Orders - the following rates are for New Zealand and will vary for other countries:
- $11.49 for Pack and Track (3+ days, tracked)
- $16.50 for Express International (2-5 days, tracked)
If you order lots of gear, the postage amount might increment based on the weight of your order.
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Unit 18, 132 Garden Grove Parade
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