Game Frame (Kickstarter)
You will not be charged until your Game Frame ships.
Game Frame is a grid of 256 ultra-bright LED pixels, perfect for showcasing pixel art and old school video game graphics. This fully assembled kit comes with a wooden frame laser cut from 5mm Birch veneer core, microSD card pre-loaded with custom eBoy artwork, and a 5V 3.6A power supply. For more information, check out the Kickstarter Page.
The Game Frame firmware ships with your choice of a Clock or Game feature. A video describing the differences is available here.
What Is Game Frame?
It’s like a digital photo frame for pixel art, but way cooler. Each pixel is projected by a powerful LED though a mesh chamber and onto a sheet of white vellum. Colors are strictly isolated, and a black overlay sharply defines the grid. Since there is no global backlight, the visual effect is like a mix of traditional movie screen and OLED. It’s quite unique.
Thousands of images & animations can be stored on SD and played back automatically according to your taste, configured by two buttons on top. You may want to find some classic video game sprites, or draw your own in your favorite editor. Graphics are just regular BMP files, common on both Mac and PC, and installing them is as easy as copying a file.
To get you started, Game Frame comes packed with over 40 brand new animations from the Godfathers of Pixel, eBoy.
The hardware is Arduino-based, and the complete source code will be released once shipments begin.
|Dimensions||9 × 9 × 4 in|