The Teardown Sessions

by Crowd Supply

Conversations with people who make open source hardware

View all updates Oct 29, 2021

Teardown Session 10: LED blinkenlights wizard Ben Hencke talks Pixelblaze

by Crowd Supply

This week, Crowd Supply’s Helen Leigh sits down with Ben Hencke, LED wizard and creator of the much beloved LED controller, Pixelblaze. Pixelblaze is a Wi-Fi-enabled, live-codable LED controller with a web-based development environment. Ben and Helen discuss wide-ranging topics, from manufacturing and design to live-coding with the Pixelblaze IDE.

You’ll also be treated to a gallery of compelling, weird, beautiful, and definitely shiny LED projects along with an equally dazzling display of live-coding. If blinkenlights are your jam, this is the Teardown Session for you!

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$35

Pixelblaze V3 Standard

From the Pixelblaze V3 project.

As featured in Teardown Session 10: LED blinkenlights wizard Ben Hencke talks Pixelblaze

The Pixelblaze V3 Standard comes with a solderable pin header and screw terminal


$199

LUNA

From the LUNA project.

As featured in Teardown Session 9: community building with Straithe from Great Scott Gadgets

A LUNA board in a beautiful, robust, CNC-milled, anodized-aluminum enclosure


$39

Piunora Pro

From the Piunora project.

As featured in Teardown Session 7: product design and CE certification with Timonsku

A compact, feature-rich CM4 carrier board


$1,550

MNT Reform

From the MNT Reform project.

As featured in Teardown session 6: Designing an open source laptop with Lukas F. Hartmann

A ready to go, open hardware MNT Reform laptop, Debian GNU/Linux 11 on SD card, and international power supply (110/230 V). Comes with QWERTY-US keyboard and Trackball module pre-installed. NOT INCLUDED: Wi-Fi Card or SSD.

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