We are a bit partial to making cool things with pixels. A couple weeks ago we shared some ideas on how to get arty with pixel designs. In this post we'll look at some fun ways to make pixel art on the computer or using electronics.
We've been working on a series of pixel designs for an alternative to chocolate Christmas advent calendar. There's lots of pixel design ideas with a Christmas theme.
Kano Pixel Hack CodingDuring the Hour of Code week Tracy's son completed the Kano Pixel Hack challenge. They made one the Christmas advent pixel designs by coding rectangles in the Kano Make Art playground. It's super fun and a great way play around with code and art. There's quite a bit of typing involved, so for younger kids we recommend an adult or older sibling work together. Find our code to make the Bell pixel design.
Piskel Pixel Makerthis dancing elf, which you can clone and change or make your own pixel art using Piskel. Piskel is best used on a computer. There is not an app available for the tool.
Minecraft Pixel WorldMinecraft posts. Tracy's son are making all the pixel designs in Minecraft and we're posting screenshots on our Facebook Page.
Electronic Additions to Pixel ProjectsTeknikio and Chibitronics make electronics which are easy to add to craft projects, either by sewing with conductive thread or using copper tape. We've added a star-shaped LED made by Teknikio to a little tapestry project made from a pixel design.
Bloxels Pixel Video Game MakerBloxels.
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