Pixelblaze V3

by Hencke Technologies

A Wi-Fi-enabled, live-codable LED controller with a web-based development environment

Mar 29, 2021

Shipping Has Resumed + Magic LED Snakes in the Academy?

Good news! Spring has come, and the processing backlog at Mouser has cleared up. Almost all of the pre-orders are showing as shipped! Be sure stop on by and check out some of the amazing things happening on the forum's Pixelblaze Academy of Wizardry and Enchantment. Read the full update.


Feb 25, 2021

Pre-order Status, Weather Delay

Pixelblaze items are en route to Mouser's warehouse, and are expected to arrive this week. Once the parts are processed into inventory, pending orders will begin shipping out. If you placed a pre-order after the campaign ended, it will be filled with this incoming batch of products. Orders may be delayed due to recent severe and inclement weather conditions in the US. If you have a pending order that includes a Pixelblaze Output Expander, this product is still in production and will be ready to ship a few weeks after the other items. Read the full update.


Feb 11, 2021

Pixelblaze V3 Shipping Update, and Your Guide To Becoming A Wizard!

Orders are starting to arrive! I have a few reports of folks getting their first look at V3, and as of February 10th my status page shows 85% of the orders have been delivered. Make sure to read this action-packed, wizard-creating update to learn: Where you can find your shipping status, a quickstart guide, code walkthrough, community to dive into, and how to participate in Field Reports! Read the full update.


Jan 22, 2021

Shipping soon!

Everything is tested and packaged up, and on the way to Crowd Supply's warehouse for final distribution. Scratch that, the tracking just updated and the package has arrived at the warehouse! This means orders will begin shipping soon. Please take this time to check your delivery address, and update it through your Crowd Supply account if needed. Check out the full update for a handy dandy link. Read the full update.


Jan 12, 2021

Hello 2021! Manufacturing update, supply chain, and more V3 features!

Happy New Year, and thank you for making the Pixelblaze campaign a huge success! When we add up the campaign orders we have 258 V3 Standards, 199 V3 Picos, 152 Sensor Boards, 105 Output Expanders, and 99 8x8 LED Panels! In this update: manufacturing update, supply chain, and more V3 features! Read the full update.


Dec 16, 2020

The Pixelblaze V3 Campaign Ends In a Day!

Thank you all for your support in making this campaign a huge success! We look forward to keeping you updated as production progresses. Make sure to place your order today or early tomorrow if you want to get in on the campaign! Speaking of time, did you know that with the discovery service, Pixelblaze also knows the time and can get the current second, minute, hour, day, week, month, and year in your timezone? Check out the full update for more info! Read the full update.


Dec 11, 2020

[Video] Pixel Panels Stack - Skip The Evil Popcorn! + DIY LED Cube

This is the last week of the campaign, only 7 days to go! It's not too late to get your order in, or add an 8x8 LED Matrix! In this update: All about our 8x8 LED panels, how quality gets baked-in during manufacturing. While the main focus of the campaign is the Pixelblaze V3, the 8x8 LED panels are a part of it and are a great way to experiment with 2D or even 3D animations. You too can make a 3D LED cube, click through for videos and a tutorial! Read the full update.


Dec 03, 2020

Manufacturing, UI Controls, POV!

Happy Holidays! In this update: manufacturing update, UI controls, and persistence of vision! What do common household paper products and microcontrollers have in common? Learn how to add custom sliders and color pickers. Check out beautiful POV photos! Follow the link for the full update. Read the full update.


Nov 24, 2020

[Video] Playlists and Sensor Boards

In this update: V3 has playlists, and see how Sensor Boards are manufactured! Read the full update.


Nov 10, 2020

Better International Shipping Options and Awesome Pixelblaze V3 Project Examples

When the campaign launched, the international shipping options for Pixelblaze were designed around orders with only one item. It quickly became apparent that a lot of people outside the US wanted more than one item, and that the associated international shipping fees quickly ballooned out of proportion. I'm happy to report that, in collaboration with Crowd Supply, we're now able to offer a much more attractive international shipping scheme. Also, this post features a few epic projects that have put evaluation/pre-production V3s to work, and a small production update. Read the full update for more details! Read the full update.


Nov 06, 2020

We Are Live!

The magicians and weavers have toiled and crafted, forging the inner workings of the campaign's magic. Though the day wanes, the Pixelblaze V3 campaign LIVES! To anyone who knows Pixelblaze, thank you for being here. For any new adventurers, welcome! The LEDs are bright. Read the full update.


$35,988 raised

of $1 goal

Funded! Order Below

Product Choices

$35

Pixelblaze V3 Standard

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


$35

Pixelblaze V3 Pico

Due to its tiny size, the Pixelblaze Pico does not come with solderable headers. You don't need them!


$29

Pixelblaze Sensor Board

Use sound, movement, light, and more to control your Pixelblaze with this add-on. Comes with two solderable terminal headers


$19

Pixelblaze Output Expander

Give Pixelblaze 8 outputs and simplify wiring and power distribution, up to 64 outputs in a single system. Drive any combination of WS2812/APA102 type LEDs and up to 800/600 pixels per output. Comes with three header terminals and one screw terminal, all solderable.


$18

8x8 LED Matrix

Made in-house right alongside the Pixelblaze, this 67.5 x 67.5 mm (about 2.7" square) LED Matrix is perfect for interesting little projects, perhaps even...an LED cube? Comes with one solderable 15 cm wired header.

Credits

Hencke Technologies

Hencke Technologies, Inc. is the company behind the ElectroMage and Pixelblaze product lines. We are a product design and manufacturing company in Vancouver, WA that specializes in LED and IoT technology.


Benjamin Hencke

CEO of many hats

Chris "TP" Blue

Production Specialist

Jeff Vyduna

Pixel Enchanter

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