Square Tiles with individually addressable RGB LEDs. Hook it up to an optional ethernet controller and run it with open source software.
Support this Project here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/9275010/pixelplane-modular-rgb-led-tiles
PixelPlane is a lego-like LED system for building your own dynamic super-bright, and big lighting walls. We are pretty excited to share our passion for LED’s with the Kickstarter community through this project. We are software and hardware engineers who like to play with lights during our free time. We have done many large installations and want to share what we have learned.
We have developed an integrated solution that can be used by both the hobbyist and the professional. Our aim is to provide a modular RGB LED Matrix that scales well and is easy to setup and operate. YOU can use it to build signs, Band/DJ displays, or for architectural lighting applications.
It will connect to your computer through a standard ethernet connection. You can build any size LED wall by mounting the tiles in any configuration, and using our free, open source software to map it. It is a complete, yet flexible system that will work right out of the box with no soldering required, and no coding required.
Aims of the Project
Easy to use for non-techies, but open source for people who want to modify or integrate it with it
Scalable to any size
12″x12″ Hardware Tile with 144 RGB nodes with 1″ spacing.
24 bit color
Optional integrated Header for rabbit based microprocessor controller
Each controller will drive a minimum of 1440 RGB Led’s at 60 FPS
Optional 24VDC to 5VDC converter for large installations and easy power management.
8 Mounting points.
The RGB LED Tile
The PixelPlane will have surface mount tricolor(RGB) LED’s driven by the WS2803 chip. These chips operate on a clocked serial protocol, and will be daisy-chained together. Daisy-chain 10 tiles using a simple IDC ribbon cable.
Each board will have the option of installing a small power converter that can step down the voltage to 5 Volts from 24. This will eliminate the need for thick and heavy wires to carry power. In addition there will also be an optional header for installing a Tile Controller.
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