Hey Pixy fans! Update on our newest product: the fine folks over at DroneBot Workshop have created a very comprehensive video detailing all of the functionality in Pixy2. Check it out below!
Hi folks, we are so excited to announce the release of Pixy2! That’s right, your favorite vision sensor has been completely upgraded, hardware and firmware alike.
Here’s a quick video to catch you up to speed:
New features include:
- Smaller, faster and lower cost
- Easy line tracking with new line-following algorithms
- Built-in light source (dual LEDs) for illuminating what Pixy is looking at
- Redesigned Pan/Tilt unit
- Available now at distributors around the world!
we are proud to say that Pixy is now carried by major online electronics retailer Sparkfun! They even made a sweet video about our little camera system! Check the video out below – or click here for the product page.
We’ve got more good stuff in the works – our engineering team is cranking hard to release some new products in the next 6 – 12 months. Stay tuned!
What have people been making with Pixy? Lots of cool stuff, apparently! Every week we scour Youtube for fresh videos from Pixy users around the world. We add the most popular ones to our Youtube playlist called “What Can You Make With A Pixy?”
Read on for a few of our favorites…
Torbjorn’s Turret – a real-life recreation of an auto-tracking cannon from the game “Overwatch.” Burly motors and a manual mode, complete with laser-assisted first-person video targeting(!) make this a badass build! Continue reading “4 awesome videos from Pixy robot builders”
We’ve been reviewed by Jaidyn Edwards, an Australian vlogger and maker, who has been creating some great how-tos and project videos lately. Check out the review below, and his YouTube channel here for tons of inspiring and educational material.
We are excited to be featured in Jameco’s extensive catalog of electronic components! We’ve been buying parts from these guys since the 1980s, so it’s a proud moment to have made it to the “other side” as a product manufacturer. You can check out the listing here.
Check out this interview with Charmed Labs founder and lead engineer Rich LeGrand! Worth reading if you’re curious about the process behind Pixy and other Charmed Labs products, and Rich’s thoughts on crowdfunding (in 2013, we raised $250k on Kickstarter to launch Pixy).
We now have over 30 distributors around the world who carry Pixy and other Charmed Labs products! Check out the full list here: http://charmedlabs.com/default/where-to-order-pixy/
If you’d like to apply for distributor status, please send us an email with your web store and some details about your location and business. Some of our underserved markets are Russia, Taiwan, and Israel. Get in touch at [email protected]
This is a big day for Pixy. Our gallant vision sensor has been featured as part of a sweet automated video camera build on the Ben Heck Show! In the 2-part video below, he shows how he manufactures his own pulley and pan/tilt system, along with a custom Pixy mount that attaches to the hot shoe of the video camera. We’re stoked to be featured on the show! Dig the episode: