The AllPixel - A USB Controller for Programmable LEDs

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The AllPixel - A USB Controller for Programmable LEDs

Post by adammhaile » Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:34 pm

Working with addressable LED strips, we’ve found that the extra components required to communicate with and power these strips complicate designs and limit the options for how they can be used. To get around this, we’ve developed the AllPixel. Think of it as a video card for your LED strips.

The AllPixel is a small device that provides easy USB control of all the major addressable LED strips. It runs on an ATMega32u4 sporting a customized version of the Teensy core. It is compatible with Linux, Mac, and Windows platforms and is capable of driving up to 680 LEDs at high frame rates. A barrel jack simplifies external power connections and optional user-installed parts allow for a variety of hook-up configurations. It currently supports the following chipsets: LPD8806, WS2801, WS2812/WS2811 (NeoPixel), TM1809, TM1803, UCS1903, SM16716.

The AllPixel design and firmware, and the supporting Python library, BiblioPixel, are open source and available on GitHub.

To help get the AllPixel into the hands of LED lovers at a reasonable cost, we’re launching a Kickstarter to help fund an initial run of the boards. ... led-needs/

Please check it out and let us know what you think. And support us, if you’d like :)
Thanks for your time!

Maniacal Labs
(Dan Ternes and Adam Haile)

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