When it comes to spectacular forms of illumination LED Cubes lead the way, but they are dime a dozen in today’s high tech world. Hungarian tech start-up PirateGames have recently been show-casing their take on the LED cube, the PiXXL, and it has a twist that may just re-invigorate the way we look at these brightly lit six sided cubes, its interactive.
As its name might suggest each of the giant cubes six sides are covered in a 32×32 grid of RGB LED pixels but buried underneath its skin is a Raspberry Pi with a full array of motion sensors that gives the PiXXL the ability to sense movement aloowing it to interact with its owner.
LED’s, the little silicon wonders that are able to convert electrons to photons are slowly changing the way we light up our world. Over recent years two incredibly clever designs that put LED’s to good use have become popular, emerging from the tinkering of some very clever electronics whiz kids.
POV or Persistence of Vision displays spin LEDs at high speed to form an image while LED cubes use an intricate array of LED’s. Both produce incredibly hypnotic and visually stunning displays and designs for both can be found on the web.
Presented for your viewing pleasure are the most visually stunning uses for LED lighting. Sit back, relax and turn up the volume, these are some catchy LED beats.