Media Kit – RasPiO Inspiring

 

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Alex Eames from RasPi.TV is running a KickStarter campaign for RasPiO Inspiring – a new system of RGB LED boards using APA102c LEDs.
The Kickstarter campaign can be found here…

http://rasp.io/inspiring

The idea behind the system is that the shapes can fit together in a modular way to make whatever shape you want – either 2D or 3D.

RasPiO Inspiring

RasPiO Inspiring – project graphic

There’s a straight-8 stick, a triangle, a circle, a semi-circle and a square, but also a small pHAT-sized driver board for Raspberry Pi. The semi-circle and square will be made if the project hits certain financial milestones (£25k & £35k respectively).

RasPiO Inspiring rewards on offer

RasPiO Inspiring rewards on offer

RasPiO Inspiring goes perfectly with the new Pi Zero W. WiFi enables you to control your LEDs with any wifi-enabled device, e.g. your phone. One of the reward levels includes the new Pi Zero W – enabling you to make a networked clock which will always show the correct time (using NTP).

Controlling a RasPiO Inspiring circle with phone and Pi Zero W

Controlling a RasPiO Inspiring circle with phone and Pi Zero W

RasPiO Inspiring works with…

  • Raspberry Pi
  • Arduino
  • ESP8266
  • ATtiny
  • Microbit
RasPiO Inspiring boards driven by different platforms

RasPiO Inspiring boards driven by different platforms

Microbit drivers are currently being written, but the other platforms were all on display at the recent Raspberry Pi Birthday Weekend (see Eben photo below).

Eben Upton with RasPiO Inspiring and face paint

Eben Upton with RasPiO Inspiring and face paint

RasPiO Inspiring LEDs on Pi Zero, Arduino, ESP8266 and ATtiny

RasPiO Inspiring LEDs running on Pi Zero, Arduino, ESP8266 and ATtiny

Dave Honess from RPF borrowed a RasPiO Inspiring circle to wear under his space suit during his Astro Pi talk

Dave Honess from RPF borrowed a RasPiO Inspiring circle to wear under his space suit during his Astro Pi talk

RasPiO Inspiring pyramid

RasPiO Inspiring pyramid

Arrow sign made with two RasPiO InsPiRing straights and a triangle

Arrow sign made with two RasPiO InsPiRing straights and a triangle

The campaign was funded in 8.63 hours and finishes at on Sunday 2nd April. Alex hopes it will do well enough to be able to produce the full system. RasPiO Inspiring will also be on display at PiWars on 1st/2nd April.

The Kickstarter campaign can be found here…

http://rasp.io/inspiring

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