A Maker and artist by the name of Han Lee has created a slick lo-fi display. Dubbed Wooden Pixel Display 64, the project comprises a series of analog wooden blocks that act as digital pixels.
The lo-fi display is powered by an Arduino Uno (Atmel ATmega328) and four Adafruit 16-Channel 12-bit PWM/Servo Shields tasked with controlling 64 servos. Interestingly, the 64 wood pixels in a 8×8 grid were originally prototyped using LEGO.
“One pixel might make you bored but it gives you something interesting when pixels make a form together. The WPD64 [was] recently presented at a generative art show in NYC recently,” Lee explained. “[I used a] laser cutting service from Pololu.com for the front cover which should have 64 square holes at the perfect grid.”
Interested in learning more? You can check out additional photos and videos on Lee’s official page here.