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Plug and play module turns Raspberry Pi into an led display

A new plug and play module has been launched for the Raspberry Pi which lets users display messages and graphics by sending simple commands and text strings to the serial port.

Developed by Internet of Things (IoT) manufacturer Ciseco, Pi-Lite is a bright led matrix with an on board Arduino ATmega 328 processor, which allows each pixel to be individually addressed so that users can display anything in the grid.

The device can operate in standalone mode and when combined with one of Ciseco's radio modules can even form a wireless display unit.

"A lot of people have bought a Raspberry Pi, yet after the initial euphoria receded, many of them remain unused," said Miles Hodkinson, Ciseco's founder and cto. "The Pi-Lite display unit is a pre-built plug and play module, which will bring unused Raspberry Pi back to life in a fun and practical way."

Laura Hopperton

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