10 things you could do with the Pixel Kit

What is the Pixel Kit you ask? It's an LED Grid anyone can make.

See how simple it is to build and code this versatile, gorgeous programmable light board. With just a few code blocks, you can make the 128 lights blink, flick and glow anyway you want. Add some live data, and make all sorts of fun, and useful devices with millions of colors.

Here's 10 cool things by some of our Kano World community members, try some out now with Kano Code or see more things you can do with the Pixel Kit on Kickstarter.

1. CLICK LIGHT

by cptcake

Pixel Kit + Kano Code + Noise

Yes, we could start by showing you how with one code block you can bring on all the lights. Or we could use the in-built mic, add a couple more simple code blocks and make it light up every time you make a noise, like clicking your fingers.👌 Try it out now

2. AMBIENT NIGHT LIGHT

by captcake

Pixel Kit + Kano Code + Time

Make a calming ambient night light that changes color throughout the night. As the time changes the color changes. Attach it to the wall and add a pleasant glow to a room.

3. MUSIC VISUALIZER

by Marian Hill

Pixel Kit + Kano Code + Cool Tunes

What’s missing when you listen to music? What would bring a party to life? That’s right, colourful lights, that move in time to your awesome playlist. Here’s one made by the band Marian Hill. Code your own music visualiser now

4. DRIVING GAME

by kevinmurphy

Pixel Kit + Kano Code + Tilt Sensor

Plug in the Tilt Sensor, now your pixels can be controlled with movement. So? What can you do with that? How about a retro racing game where the car is controlled by you tilting the kit left and right like a steering wheel. Sounds pretty good to me.🏎

5. BEDROOM TRAFFIC LIGHT

by dominique

Pixel Kit + Kano Code + Tripwire Sensor

Make your own dynamic bedroom door messages to tell the world whether they can come in or not. Good for nosy little brothers. Add the Tripwire Sensor so it lights up only when someone steps in front of it.🖐

6. CLAP CLOCK

by brandon

Pixel Kit + Kano Code + Hands

What’s the time? Clap your hands and find out.👏 Make your own now

7. MESSAGE HOME

by mikegreer

Pixel Kit + Kano Code + A Travelling Parent

If someone you love is away, have them send colorful, warming messages direct to your Pixel Kit, as text or emojis. Use the joystick to cycle through old messages. There’s something so much more human and lo-fi about it.🎉❤️

8. CLEVER CARTOON

by alec

Pixel Kit + Animation + A Mouth

Code your own animated pixel faces that talk when you talk.😮

9. ASTEROID ALERT

By hicks

Pixel Kit + Data + Dangerously Close Asteroids

Get an amazing animated alert when an asteroid passes by the Earth. Show how close, how fast and how large it is. Use the joystick to flick through the last few that flew by.☄️

10. WEATHER WATCHER

by lukenumber

Pixel Kit + Data + Weather

Find out whether you need an umbrella tomorrow with your own personal weather station. Click a button and get the temperature. Use the joystick to flick through the weather for different cities.☔️☀️🌩