Smart Phone (Android) Controllable LED Display for Art and Advertising
Shipping in October 2014, PIXEL V2 and SUPER PIXEL pre-orders available now on Grand St. Follow us for shipping and product updates.
While pixel art has lots of fans on the Web, it’s not an art form that you often see hanging on walls or on desks. That’s something PIXEL is looking to change. PIXEL’s ultra-bright LEDs gives you a place to view that retro-flavoured pixel art in a resolution of 32×32 or SUPER PIXEL’s 64×64.
PIXEL comes included with 170+ 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 phone and download to PIXEL. After that, PIXEL runs in stand alone mode with no mobile device connection necessary.
Featured Pixel Artists Commissioned for PIXEL
|Jacob Giordano (King*Kaiju) is a freelance pixel artist, illustrator, and animator. With a love of pixel art and humor he started KingKaiju.com offering art, greeting cards, and other fun stuff.|
|Dan Farrimond (Illarterate) is a multimedia artist from the United Kingdom. A professional teletext designer, his work has been exhibited in such diverse locations as Germany, Finland and New Zealand on television sets, computer monitors and mobile gaming devices.|
|Carl Douglas (Argyle) is a freelance digital art-slinger based out of Ohio, USA. Carl loves his job more than any artistic crustacean that the world has ever known.|
|David Canavese is a sculpture and pixel artist from San Jose, California.|
|Kirk Barnett (Pixel PileDriver) is a programmer and artist based out of Seattle, USA. Attending the Digipen Institute of technology he studied Art Production, Real-time Simulation Programming, and lots of math. Currently he is an indie game developer and co-founder of BlockLight.|
|Fernando Cristi (Kyu) is a graphic designer & game artist. He enjoys video game development and
works as a freelance artist living in Santiago, Chile.
|Clement Swennes (Atnas) is a freelance artist and animator living in Philadelphia, USA. He’s a hobbyist programmer and designer.|
|Bertrand Dupuy (DaLK) is a pixel artist and video game designer from France. He has developed games for the Gameboy consoles and most recently Nintendo DS and mobile devices..|
|Francisco Cifuentes (Metaru) is based out of Chile and has been involved in the pixel art medium for a decade, working on a diversity of media ranging from video games to music videos, as well as taking on community roles such as deviantART’s Gallery Director.|
In the Box
- 1,024 RGB LEDs (32×32) for PIXEL and 4,096 RGB LEDs for SUPER PIXEL
- Includes a desktop stand and is also wall mountable
- Included microSD card for local storage and operation
- Free Apps for Android, PCs, and Raspberry Pi
- Interchangeable front overlays to customize the lighting effect
- 170+ unique works of pixel art from 12 leading pixel artists
- Support png, jpg, and animated gif file formats
PIXEL was a successfully funded Kickstarter project. A big thanks to all of our KickStarter backers, you made PIXEL happen. See PIXEL in person at the Kaleid Art Gallery in San Jose, California.