The Great Geekery: PixelPi Update #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi
Check out the latest update to the PixelPi project. Provides a lovely DMX (over UDP) drive that supports all our LED pixels and strip 🙂 Check out some of the strips and boards to consider under the quote!
So lots has been going on with PixelPi since my last update:
I’ve forked (https://github.com/mostley/PixelPi) github fork into the PixelPi/PixelPi trunk. It significantly changes the architecture of the project. Now there is a simple controller.py file which simply receives pixel data (currently raw (pixel invaders) type;
I have added on proper IP protocol support using OLA Open Lighting Architecture. This allows support of standardized lighting protocols and allow you to control your pictures from many more applications.
There is now a shim layer which interfaces the output of OLA to the pixels; I’m still learning about the OLA package; its quite impressive and I think it will suite these needs perfectly.
I’ve added support for grouping pixels so they can be controlled with a single group of RGB DMX data.
So right now the new pixel pi implementation is missing much of the test mode stuff in the original. I’ll be adding it over time.
Issues and contributions:
I’ve added an issues page to the PixelPi github page; please feel free to make a new issue for any changes, bugs, enhancements.
Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.