Pixelstick / Bitbanger Labs

Somewhere between art, design & technology comes Pixelstick by Duncan Frazier and Stephen McGuigan of Bitbanger Labs, the product successfully funded by Kickstarter. You can add photoreal images, abstract designs, and animation to your long exposure photos and time lapse. Its pretty cool and I can't help but be inspired by the use of led lights to create beautiful images. Stunningly simple and beautiful and we all know its going to be in alot of Instagram photo's, who could resist trying it out. Technology that inspires.

We spent the last year building pixelstick, a light painting tool capable of everything from photo-real renders to amazing abstract ribbons. We’ve improved with every iteration and are excited to finally show off what it can do. Everything was shot by just two slightly sleep deprived guys and one Pixelstick in Brooklyn.

Pixelstick consists of 200 full color RGB LEDs inside a lightweight aluminum housing. The mounted controller box reads images from an SD card and displays them, one line at a time, on the LEDs. Load your SD card up with full color, high fidelity images and watch pixelstick transform your long exposures forever. 


Simply copy your images to and SD card, set your camera to a long exposure, and walk through the frame holding pixelstick. It's easy to use, letting you focus on getting great images instead of poring through boring manuals and complicated interfaces.


Pixelstick can increment through a series of images over multiple exposures, opening up light painting to the world of timelapse, and allowing for animations of a scope and quality never before seen. 


Pixelstick was launched on Kickstarter.com in October 2013 in dramatic fashion, blowing past its $110,000 funding goal with five weeks to spare. Over 2000 people supported pixelstick on Kickstarter.


Via Wired