146% Open Source
Lightpack is an open-source project. This means we’ve published all PCB layouts and BOM under the GPL license. Besides that we’ve also disclosed all software and firmware source codes. If you think we could not make the project more transparent, you are wrong! We created a special PCB layout for DIY-enthusiasts and wrote manual for Lightpack do-it-yourselfers. We also support the network API which helps you adding your own plugins or controlling the Lightpack device remotely with the help of 3rd-party apps. Lightpack is fully opened for users, hackers, makers or anyone else.
Build for the real needs
...and not for telling your friends stuff like “Check it out guys, my lightbulb got a bluetooth!” Everything written in the Scientific background page is an absolute truth, that’s why we are doing our best to make our device, and our software as well, to meet requirements of the real world instead of making it for the advertising videos purpose. This is why our LEDs give out the full color spectre that is well distinguished by your eyes. This is why our software has features like eye-saving threshold or average scene color. This is why we always put a lot of efforts into simplifying user-experience to the most.
Up to 5 Lightpacks teamwork
For those of you, who are the proud owners of the huge diagonal TVs (more than 130 cm) we provided the possibility of several Lightpack’s simultaneous work with one copy of the software, Prismatik. We often get a question: “How many Lightpacks do I need for my 100500-cm diagonal TV?”. Enough guessing, here’s a calculator for you:
There’s no need in any additional drivers for main operational systems. Lightpack will be automatically identified as a standard HID device on the first connect. Simply install the software and perform an easy setting up — and your Lightpack is ready to go.
Lightpack is attached to your display with the help of adhesive layer applied on all necessary elements. We’ve chosen the strongest glue foam we could find. It’s called to fix LEDs securely on plastic and metal and to be removed on demand without leaving any considerable traces. If you’re planning to shift the LED’s often, we included additional set of adhesive strips and simple accessories for cable management to the package for you.
Easy to setup
We know how bothersome might be the initial device setup, with placing zones to their spots, adjusting the sizes etc. We know because we are bothered with that several times a day. This is why we came up with a simple system of Constellation patterns, which was brought to cover the needs of 90% of users. You only need to attach LEDs according to one of the variants in our illustrated guide and then to click a button with the according Constellation in Prismatik.
Lightpack’s mass production proved real thanks to 5 812 people, who trusted us with more than half a million dollars of their money during our 2013 May campaign at Kickstarter.com, the most popular crowdfunding ground. It was a never-to-be-forgotten adventure, resulted into a new chapter of Lightpack’s life.
Remote control app
Subsequent to Prismatik for Android, we are taking up a mobile app that will allow you to control your Lightpack remotely while keeping your seat at your sofa: to switch operating modes, to set the colors to your liking, to turn it on and off, to launch animation etc. It will be released soon. Stay tuned to our news.
Thanks to peculiarities of its firmware and cross-platform software, Lightpack is compatible with all popular operating systems. It works with Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and, since recently, even Android. Moreover, if you like to tinker with various embedded-Linux devices (such as TV-receivers, media-tanks or RaspberryPi), then you’ll practically definitely manage to make Lightpack work with them too.