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Update 2: First VIDEO WALL experiences with Magic Pixel.

MAGIC PIXEL

Magic Pixel is a universal and handy Bluetooth LED display, which we've been developing with focus on ease of use and effectivity. It can be used for displaying advertisement, information or just for fun. Magic Pixel is an ideal solution where effective and dynamic visualization of information is required.

With its thin profile and matte black front panel Magic Pixel looks unsuspicious, but its high luminosity display with live colours will attract every single pair of eyes passing by.

Magic Pixel is available in two sizes. The smaller one has a resolution of 64x32 pixels, and it measures 25.2" by 12.6" (28" across). The bigger model has a resolution of 64x48 pixels, and it measures 25.2" by 18.9" (31.5" across). Both models feature a thin profile, and are only 1.2" thick.

Mobile apps for Magic Pixel will be available for both iOS and Android, and will be available for free from App Store and Google Play correspondingly.

Supported functions:

  • Live video streaming from PC or Mac over USB 2.0
  • Scrolling text editable over Bluetooth 4.0 LE
  • Playback of animations in GIF format from a micro SD card

You can use the animation or the video stream from the computer as a backdrop for the two lines of independent scrolling text. The animation has to be in GIF format with a resolution, which matches the resolution of the panel (64x32 or 64x48 pixels). The video is streamed over USB 2.0 using our free app for both Windows and OS X.

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The screen flicker is caused by the camera refresh rate being out of sync with the Magic Pixel's refresh rate, and therefore is not visible to the naked eye.

You can stream your desktop or a video from your PC or Mac using the supplied free application.

The software is compatible with Windows XP or newer, and OS X 10.6 and newer, and requires Java Runtime Environment to be installed.

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The screen flicker is caused by the camera refresh rate being out of sync with the Magic Pixel's refresh rate, and therefore is not visible to the naked eye.

You can edit any of the two lines of scrolling text using the mobile app for Magic Pixel very easily. You can adjust the horizontal position, scrolling type, speed and direction, text size, colour and font. There are 12 colours and 9 fonts to choose from and it's possible to flip the text by 180 degrees as well.

In order to start using Magic Pixel with your phone, you don't need to do anything else, just to pair it using Bluetooth, open our app and connect to the display. When pairing, a PIN code is required (default is 1234), which can be changed by the user.

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The screen flicker is caused by the camera refresh rate being out of sync with the Magic Pixel's refresh rate, and therefore is not visible to the naked eye.

Magic Pixel will play animated GIF files saved on a micro SD card. The supported resolutions are 64x32 and 64x48 pixels. Below you can see a few examples.

On the video below you can see how does Magic Pixel play GIF files with 64x32 pixels resolution from the micro SD card.

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And this is how the bigger Magic Pixel plays the animated GIFs, this time with a resolution of 64x48 pixels.

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The screen flicker is caused by the camera refresh rate being out of sync with the Magic Pixel's refresh rate, and therefore is not visible to the naked eye.

The high luminance SMD RGB LEDs guarantee excellent visibility and readability even on direct sunlight. The brightness is adjustable by the user up to >2000cd/m2.

Magic Pixel supports 16.7 million colours for the best possible image quality.

Magic Pixel Control Card v.1.0

*WiFi 802.11g module ESP8266 (OPTIONAL) will be supported in the future.

MAGIC PIXEL Control Card v.1.1

We have developed a powerful hardware for Magic Pixel. The ARM Cortex-M4 CPU running at 120 MHz has absolutely no problems to run the 64x48 pixel display at a refresh rate of 120 Hz. The Magic Pixel Control Card contains a module supporting Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy, USB 2.0 for computer connection, a micro SD card slot, buttons for some of the functions and a 16 pin connector for the LED panels. The Control Card requires a 5V DC power supply, the maximum current draw is 8 amps.

The uses of Magic Pixels are endless. You can use it in your bar, café, restaurant, night club, shop to attract, entertain or inform customers, or simply just at home for as a decoration, or even on a birthday party, it's really just up to your imagination.

Here is an interesting use we found for it. We put the Magic Pixel behind an aquarium, loaded an animation of a deep sea on the micro SD card, and the result was really spectacular.

It's also possible to hang the display on the wall. Add a frame, and you get a nice looking moving image, or information display. The high luminosity and live colours will attract everybody's attention.

Magic Pixel is available as a kit, and during the Kickstarter campaign we are offering it for only £79 for the 64x32 pixel version and £109 for the 64x48 pixel version.

We have also prepared some magic discounts for you.

The power supply is not included, however we recommend to get one 5V 8A power supply from us for just 15$.

The kit contains 4 or 6 LED panels with high luminosity SMD RGB LEDs (amount of panels depends on the size ordered), the Control Card, three or five LED panel interconnect cables, one power cable for the LED modules, a USB cable, a 1GB micro SD card, mounting kit made from metal and the owner's manual.

We think the key to success is team work, and hope you will value our work and effort to create something unique and useful. Thank you for supporting us in reaching our goal, and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us. We will be more than happy to answer your questions.

With regards, the MAGIC PIXEL Team.

Contact us at magicpixel@magicpixel.eu

Risks and challenges

From the hardware point of view the project is finished. The mobile apps for Android and iOS are currently under development, and there are functional beta versions. The only things left to do is the final visual design and submission to the App Store and Google Play stores.

When we achieve the funding goal, we will be able to manufacture at least 100 pieces or more, depending on the amount of funds we get, and deliver it on time. After the campaign is over, we will be continuing to support the product, and to develop new and interesting products.

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