The Teensy line of micro controller development systems have been incredibly popular in enthusiast circles as a low cost way to implement many projects. Some of the most popular projects built with the Teensy board involve manipulating LEDs and often synchronized to music.
The Teensy Prop Shield is designed specifically for interactive light and sound installations. It adds a lot more sensors, audio amps and more to the regular teensy.
- Motion Sensors – Allows motion interactive light & sound.
- Audio Amplifier – Clear quality audio output to a small speaker.
- Fast LED Driver – Drive APA102 / Dotstar LEDs for colorful lighting with rapid response.
- Flash Memory – 8 Mbyte storage for images, sound clips, and data logging.
The shield includes 10DOF motion sensors, 2 watt audio amp, high speed 5V buffers for driving APA102 LEDs, and an 8 Mbyte flash memory for images, sound clips, or data logging. At about the same size of a Teensy the chip is just slightly longer than the regular teensy to allow space for mounting holes and connections for power, speaker, and LEDs. We’re thinking that a chip like this could come in particularly handy in art installations, wearables and props where something like a Raspberry Pi would be overkill. We’d love to hear your ideas for projects in the comments section.
The Teensy Prop Shield is now available in two varients ie with and and without motion sensors at a price point of $19.50 and $8.40 respectively. Follow the link below to get your hands on one.
[Via – PJRC]