By Andrea Buforn on Jul 17, 2017, 10:41:14 AM
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We are welcoming a new accessory into the pi-top product family!
What is pi-topPULSE?
You can spruce up your pi-top or pi-topCEED with the pi-topPULSE! pi-topPULSE brings the Arts into STEAM. It is an integrated solution for music, lights and sound. Easy to transport and deploy in any classroom.
It can be used both, as an accessory for the pi-top or pi-topCEED modular rail, and additionally, as a HAT/ add-on board to the Raspberry Pi 3. pi-topPULSE allows all functionalities to be used simultaneously to enhance its application in the classroom. The microphone can be used to record music, as a DIY cloud-based voice service with Amazon Alexa for students to ask computer science related questions and more!
- 7x7 RGB LED matrix array – so you have 49 lights to code!
- Speaker and microphone – for your musical adventures and projects
- pi-topPULSE cloud-based voice service integration with Amazon Alexa (Only with Raspberry Pi 3)
It comes fully assembled and ready to go. A suite of python libraries is provided to make usage simple with lots of example programs, demos and pi-top lesson plans (pi-topOS only) available to get you started.
pi-topOS Polaris Update for pi-topPULSE
We have updated pi-topOS Polaris! This release is focused on allowing you to get started using pi-topPULSE, and immediately explore & create your own fun projects. This includes seamless integration with Amazon Alexa - simply log into pi-topDASHBOARD, and follow the on-screen instructions to get set up.
Check out the “Getting Started with pi-topPULSE” worksheet in pi-topCODER to see some hands-on examples of how to interact with the on-board LEDs, microphone and speaker!
For more information, check out the Github page for pi-topPULSE.
What can you use it for?
There's a ton of fun projects you can do with your pi-topPULSE. Find some examples below:
- LED Array
- Flappy Birds
- Sonic Pi to code music
- General for listening to music
- Sample music recording
- Real-time graphic equaliser (responds to music you’re playing!)
- Voice recording
- Combined projects:
- Create your own DIY cloud-based voice service, with Amazon Alexa
- Light show with sonic pi
- Pixel Game with sound
As always a huge thank you to all. We hope you enjoy the new family addition, pi-topPULSE. We're extremely excited to hear about the creative and innovative projects you create!