by Maniacal Labs / WyoLum

The ultimate modular, no-solder, RGB LED panel system

View all updates Apr 30, 2017

Prototype vs. Production Bus Boards

Hi All! We’re super-excited to have launched our campaign for the best modular LED panel system out there. And speaking of modular, some of you may wonder about what version of the ULTiM8 bus board you’ll receive. Fear not! You’ll get the New Hotness for sure!

The bus bars shown in the photos and video are early prototypes. The current version is the rendered one shown below:

This version has additional mounting holes to allow for easy chaining of the bus bars. In addition, there is space to add headers to connect an Adafruit Feather directly onto your display. There is a spot to add a small SMD switch to toggle between the Feather’s battery power or USB power. There‚Äôs even a few spaces for push buttons and pull-up resistors, should you choose to get real fancy.

Note that the bus bars do NOT come with the headers, SMD buttons, the SMD switch, or SMD pull-up resistors. Since not everyone may use these features on every bus board, we opted to keep the overall cost down and leave these as optional extras for the end user to obtain. However, we have provided a complete Bill of Materials, should you wish to purchase all the necessary bits to fully utilize your ULTiM8 bus bars:

ultim8_bus_BoM_seeed.xls OR ultim8_bus_BoM_seeed.ods

Thanks for your support, and stay tuned for more updates!

$1,990 raised

of $10,000 goal

20% Funded Time Expired
May 25 2017

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Your Name In Lights!

We are bringing back "YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS!!!" If you like what we are doing and want to see your name on the big screen, this pledge level is for you. We will post a YouTube video of all of our "YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS!!!" backers with some cool animations and royalty free background tunes.



You see where this is going. That's right, three ULTiM8x8 RGB panels with an ULTiM8 Bus back plane to mount them on. Make a clock, or a twitter display, the world is your oyster! Comes with mounting hardware.



Three is good, but nine is thrice as nice! Nine ULTiM8x8 RGB panels with mounting hardware and three ULTiM8 Bus back planes. Great for an 8x72 LED Marquee display, an Awesome 24x24 LED matrix, or lots of blinky blocks all over the place!


ULTiM8 Bus Board

A naked ULTiM8 bus board so you can mix and match pledge levels a la carte style. Mount 1, 2, or 3 ULTiM8x8 boards on each ULTiM8 Bus. Stack multiple ULTiM8 Busses to make even larger arrays. Each ULTiM8 Bus sports an Adafruit Feather footprint.


Maniacal Labs / WyoLum

Two powerhouse teams working as one, dedicated to making the best open LED devices possible.

Justin Shaw

Kevin Osborn

Anool Mahidharia

Adam Haile

Dan Ternes

OSH Park

Prototype PCB Manufacturer

Seeed Studio

Prototype PCBA Manufacturer

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