Kickstarter October Update

NYCR Door Logo

 Backers, its been awhile since I have given a status update.  Things have been a bit crazy as I try and keeps things on track for our November fulfillment of a majority of the reward levels.  I have made progress on supplies, shipments, and getting everything in line for our big production run.  I have […]

Early Adopter Rewards

Assembed 1x8 Matrices

8×8 Early Adopters – I just wanted to let you know that all of the 8×8 Early Adopter Rewards and add-ons will be shipping (Wed, 09 Oct 2013) or are ready to ship (need addresses for 2 backers). Tracking information and shipment notification should have been received via your personal email accounts.    1×8 Backers – The […]

Packaging Begins

Box Ready to Ship

Backers, I wanted to give you a quick update on the status for getting all set up with shipping of your rewards.  I have received a bunch of new supplies that will allow for shipping of your matrices in the very near future.  Early adopter rewards will begin shipping in the next couple of days. […]

Pre-Production Update

8x8 Panel Paste

Hey Backers!  I am long overdue for an update.  First off things have been super busy here on my end.  As simple an offering as the RGB-123 lineup is there is still a ton of logistics to get through in preparation for order fulfillment. 8x8s and 8x16s – Final Proof PCBs of the 8×8 and 8×16 […]

RGB-123 meets Espruino

Very early on into this Kickstarter I partnered with Gordon Williams of Espruino.  Gordon backed RGB-123 very early on.  Because of his great Kickstarter I wanted to offer an option to all of you for an example of how to control these leds.  As such, I sent Gordon a 16×16 matrix to see what he could […]

Tetris meets RGB-123!


As of yesterday pledge backer and local maker Valentin Ivanov has put together a real cool project using a 16×16 prototype board.  He has adapted some other code that he had for Tetris and implemented this code with the 16×16 matrix.  He has done a great writeup at×16-and-arduino-mega-playing.html documenting the process. He has even posted the […]

Manufacturing Partner Named

Wai Chris and Ryan

Kickstarters, I have just arrived in Boston for the Open Source Hardware Association Summit 2013.  It is shaping up to be a great event that I have been looking forward to for sometime. During my travels to Boston, I stopped and visited Worthington Assembly Inc.  I was introduced to Chris Denney (@WAssembly) via Twitter and his […]

Design for Manufacturing

WS2811 vs 2812

Giving Back  Okay, this Kickstarter campaign has been going extremely well and I appreciate everyone’s interest and pledges.  I am trying to be very open with this project and share the steps involved with fulfilling this project. Planning Ahead  Prior to this Kickstarter, I have been closely watching other campaigns and the woes they had […]

How to Control the Led Matrix

Arduino Wire Connection

Hey there backers!  I have gotten a number of inquiries on how the leds are actually controlled.  The short answer is that an embedded microcontoller (uController) of some sort is needed to handle the timing control of the WS2812Bs.  Through Open Source Hardware (OSHW) and Software the code to control the leds is readily available for […]