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Definition: Noun, spark-let

1: a small spark : a tiny point of light

2: a small sparkling or glittering object

Color LED animation displays and devices for Makers, Creatives, and for those who want to give their devices vibrant display capability.

Multiple displays, many uses

Choose a Sparklet display based on your creative or maker needs, pick an all-in-one system or integrate the raw displays into your own designs.

Sparklet All-in-one

Creating an end-end RGB LED display system requires multiple subsystems tied together with feature full and robust firmware. Bypass the soldering iron and dive straight into creating your user scenarios and creative expressions. Compatible with Microsoft Expressive Pixels.

256 RGB LEDs

256 brilliant WS2812-2020 RGB LEDs. These 2mm x 2mm tightly packed sparks of light, provide a dense resolution to visualize recognizable images. This new LED component consumes less than half the power of comparable sized LEDs, extending battery powered scenarios.

Expansion Capabilities 

The Sparklet motherboard exposes all the GPIO pins you could possibly want, supporting your own expansion module creation via tidy castellated modules.

Intelligent Power Management

The All-In-One contains a 1000 mAh rechargeable battery good for continuous animation display for over 3 hours. With intelligent power management intermittent display can be extended by that time On vs Off.  

Nordic NRF52840 Processor

32-bit ARM® Cortex-M4 @ 64mHz, 1MB Flash, 256KB RAM, Bluetooth 5, native USB 2.0. Plenty of power to extend and create advanced systems, with great connectivity flexibility whether it be Bluetooth, radio or over USB.

Many ways to trigger
The Sparklet can be activated by a number of external triggers, USB, Bluetooth connection, Bluetooth advertising beacons, GPIO triggers. Mobile app early ’21.
Programmable

The Sparklet can be programmed using the Nordic SDK, Arduino, or MakeCode (coming soon)

Open Source

All aspects of the Sparklet All-In-One are open sourced, hardware, software and enclosure.

Sparklet for micro:bit

This micro:bit expansion accessory brings a whole new capability to the BBC micro:bit, providing a vibrant high resolution display. Easily programmed with Microsoft MakeCode, now rich expression is within reach of your micro:bit.  

256 RGB LEDs

256 brilliant WS2812-2020 RGB LEDs. These 2mm x 2mm tightly packed sparks of light, provide a dense resolution to visualize recognizable images. This new LED component consumes less than half the power of comparable sized LEDs, extending battery powered scenarios.

Integrated Battery + Charger 

The Sparklet for micro:bit accessory contains a large 1000 mAh battery which will provide over 3 hrs of continuous use, powering both the display and the micro:bit itself. Integrated battery charger with supplied USB cable. 

Expansion possibilities

For the Maker in you, the Sparklet for micro:bit pulls the I/O pins  from the edge connector to solderable pads.  

BBC micro:bit edge connector

Your BBC micro:bit easily slides into the edge connector at the back of the display, exposing the easily accessible A + B buttons. 

Programmable

The Sparklet for micro:bit is designed to be easily programmed using Microsoft MakeCode. Download the Expressive Pixels MakeCode package and with just 4 programming blocks you’ll be displaying an animation. 

Maker Displays

The  Sparklet displays are the highest density and resolution addressable RGB LED displays available. Give you creations the most visible pop possible!