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An interactive LED based display for retro pixel art. Use your Android device to change the image or animation.
An interactive LED based display for retro pixel art. Use your Android device to change the image or animation.
An interactive LED based display for retro pixel art. Use your Android device to change the image or animation.
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PIXEL 2.5 Maker's Kit and Upcoming LED Purse

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For Makers and DIYers, a new Maker's kit is available supporting a border range of LED matrix panels for custom installations. More info on the kit here and it's now in stock at Seeedstudio.

PIXEL and SUPER PIXEL have recently sold out and we are in the middle of a new manufacturing run. Thank you again for all of your support, we would not have made it this far without you.

Going forward, I plan to focus on a wearable application of PIXEL, specifically in the form of an LED Purse and maybe LED Bling. I had the good fortune of showing off the LED Purse and LED Bling prototypes at a couple of tech fashion shows recently. We are working on branding now and if all goes well, we'll be back on Kickstarter in a few months to launch the idea. I'd love any feedback from you on this idea and the prototypes, please do post your comments!

More info on the LED Purse and Bling here.

Best,

Al

PIXEL V2 is available now on Kickstarter

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PIXEL V2 ==> http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/996412530/pixel-led-art

Any help to spread the word would be greatly appreciated.

Best,

Al

New Animations and PIXEL V2 Kickstarter Preview

Hey Everyone, PIXEL V2 is about to launch. As part of the launch, five new pixel artists were brought on who did some amazing animations for PIXEL. Best of all, this new art is available and free to you now. Just upgrade your PIXEL animations Android app or the PC app. For the Android app, you'll need to delete the pixel/pixelanimations folder on your local SD card / internal storage and the new animations will show up after re-starting the app.

Other than the new form factor, the big feature for PIXEL V2 (based on your feedback) is the ability to run animations in stand alone mode. You set the art from your Android or PC and the animations will continue to run after your device has been disconnected. 

The plan is to launch PIXEL V2 on Kickstarter at the beginning of January. There's a preview of the Kickstarter below (you'll see some of the new animations in the video). I'd really love your feedback and am open to make changes prior to the launch, please do add a comment with your thoughts.

Happy Holidays!

Al

PIXEL Desktop Prototype Version 2 - Would Love your Feedback

Hey everyone, here are some pics and a video of version 2 of the PIXEL Desktop prototype. Unlike the wall hanging PIXEL, PIXEL Desktop would go on your desk. If people like it and the concept, most likely we'll do another Kickstarter for it. 

I'm thinking to do it in all black. However by unscrewing four screws, you can swap in an alternative acrylic panel to change the lighting effect as seen in the pics with the white front panel.

Note the back of the prototype sticks out pretty far. We'll most likely design a new board which will make this back part stick out about half as it does now.

I'd love your feedback on the prototype and any suggestions/features you'd like to see. Thank you very much. 

Best,

Al

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PIXEL Shipping Status and PIXEL Desktop Idea

Hey Everyone, 

Minus a few pending shipments, everyone should have received PIXEL by now. If you did not receive yours, please do let me know. And if you get a chance, shoot me a note on how PIXEL is working for you or better yet post some pics in the PIXEL Google+ community, I'd love the feedback. I'd like to thank you all once again, doing this KickStarter was a great experience.

As far as selling PIXEL post KickStarter, it's a work in progress. PIXEL Guts (the DIY kit version) is available from Adafruit and Seeedstudio now. PIXEL is available for pre-order from Seeedstudio and will also be making an appearance on Grand St in a few weeks.

In addition to the wall hanging PIXEL, I'm pondering doing a version of PIXEL that sits on your desk. An initial design is below. I'd be interested in any thoughts or feedback on this idea/design. What do you think about it, is it worth doing, color preferences, etc.

Thanks!

Al

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