T.C. Bingman has created a new pixel LED module called the Matrix Flare, that can be controlled using the downloadable Pixel Maker App enabling children and adults alike to be able to quickly and easily create electronic art or develop projects using the LED array.
The Matrix Flare LED module is also compatible with the Arduino IDE and more can be learnt about its design and functions in the video below.
Its creator explains her inspiration and hey development of the project that is currently over on Kickstarter looking to raise $65,000 in funding :
“I initially created this project for my 7 year old so he could learn about circuits, programming, graphical user interfaces (GUI), and still be able to create art…quickly. He enjoys it so much I thought it would be a fantastic Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) project.
The purpose of this campaign is to be able to buy material in large quantity in order to reduce the make price of the Matrix Flare assembly so that hobbyists, makers, and educators, can affordably create their own electronic art. Additionally, we’d like to create an online forum where creators can share their work and be inspired by others.
Users/creators create their animation one frame at a time by clicking (either with a mouse or through a touch screen monitor (as shown in the video)) on each pixel in the matrix. When they are finished, they can run their animation, adjust the timing, and adjust how often the animation repeats.”
So if you think Matrix Flare is something you could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help it become a reality.