Stephen Monn based in Orlando Florida has created a new retro styled music visualiser and speaker system which is capable of displaying pixel art.
Watch the video below to learn more about the Pixel Player which has been launched on Kickstarter this week with the aim of raising $15,000 over the next 30 days to go into production.
Stephen explains a little more about his creation and the inspiration behind it as well as what you can expect in the kit.
The Pixel Player is a desktop pixel display with stereo speakers designed to bring great audio and retro pixel imagery together. The goal for this project was to beautifully represent retro pixel art with a focus on excellent audio to make a spectacular entertainment piece. All of this is accomplished through high quality speakers, a special designed wooden frame to provide excellent acoustics and using the best materials to provide a perfectly diffused LED display with segmented cells that highlight individual pixels.
Within the Pixel Player software there are three mode to play. It can play music, display pixel art and play videos off of the included SD card. It can also play music input through and external input and includes a Bluetooth dongle for wireless connectivity.
In order to keep costs down, the Pixel Player was designed to be shipped as a kit that can be put together easily. The Pixel Player consists of a laser cut wood frame, 16×32 pixel display, two full range speakers, passive radiator for extra bass, and several circuit boards and electronics to bring it all together. The kits also have everything needed to start using your pixel player including a 4 GB SD card and Bluetooth dongle for playing music through Bluetooth.
If the Pixel Player is something you might enjoy building and using as part of your music system, jump over to the Kickstarter crowdfunding website via the link below to make a pledge starting from $180 with shipping expected to take place during March 2017.