iOS

The PIXEL iOS app only works with PIXEL Frames purchased after September 2017. iOS is not supported on PIXEL Frames purchased before September 2017 or the PIXEL 2.5 Maker’s kit. PIXEL Frames purchased before September 2017 and PIXEL Maker’s Kit users should continue to use PIXEL’s Android apps.

 

 

 

Android

PIXEL’s Android apps are free and available by searching “ledpixelart” on Google Play. To download and share PIXEL content with fellow PIXEL users, join the Google+ Community called “PIXEL Content“.

QR Code Android App Category Description
gumball64 PIXEL: LED ART Animations The main app for PIXEL. Featuring animated GIFs and stills from Pixel Artists: Paul Robertson, Argyle, Pixel PileDriver, DaLK, Atnas, Kyu, and Metaru and camera feature  View app on PIXEL
icon qr_message PIXEL Scrolling Text Scrolling Text Displays scrolling text including text messages and Twitter search feeds
editor64 pixeleditorqr PIXEL Editor Editor Create pixel art and send to PIXEL. Special thanks to RJ Marsan for making this wonderful pixel editor available.
Older Apps (Not Actively Developed)
video64 pixelvideoqr PIXEL Video Video Stream and record video from your camera phone
PIXEL 8Ball Game Ask the Magic 8Ball on PIXEL
PIXEL Touch Game Displays what you draw on your Android device’s touch screen to PIXEL

Raspberry Pi (also runs on BeagleBone Black and LINUX)

Option 1: Command Line/Console App
Option 2: GUI App, Download PIXEL for LINUX 4.0.0 (Experimental)
Option 3: Web Server & REST API (Experimental)

Raspberry Pi One Time Setup Instructions

PIXEL Command Line /Java Console App (USB Only)

For applications that require console or command line operation such as controlling PIXEL from a headless (no monitor or keyboard) Raspberry Pi. The command line app also works on Windows, Mac, and Linux and requires Java JRE 6 or higher.

PIXEL Console App 2.7 with Background Twitter Feed and Proximity Sensor Support

Raspberry Pi One Time Setup Instructions
BeagleBone Black Setup Instructions
Linux Setup Instructions

PC Windows (Experimental)

PC Windows Version 4.0.0

Sorry, the PC Windows app is not officially supported. The best PIXEL experience is with the Android apps but you may try the PC Windows app if you don’t have an Android device. We have seen mixed results with the PIXEL windows applications working on some PCs but not others. Before running the PIXEL application, bluetooth pair from your PC to PIXEL using code: 0000.

PIXEL assembled frame users: ensure that the selected Model / LED Panel type is: Adafruit 32×32 from the “Settings” tab

Mac (Experimental)

Mac OSX Version 4.0.0

Sorry, the Mac PIXEL app is not officially supported. We have seen it to work on some Macs and not others. The best PIXEL experience is with the Android apps but you may try the Mac app if you don’t have an Android device. This app will only work over USB using the USB A-A cable and will not work over Bluetooth. Unplug the Bluetooth dongle, set the toggle switch on the side of your PIXEL frame to the PC USB position. From a terminal command line, type ls /dev/tty.usb* to obtain the port of your PIXEL Frame, it will be something like: /dev/tty.usbmodem1411. You’ll need to enter this port in the Settings tab of the app and then re-start.

PIXEL assembled frame users: ensure that the selected Model / LED Panel type is: Adafruit 32×32 from the “Settings” tab

PIXEL’s app are open source and available on github

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