It is not every day that Microsoft launches a new app. And it has just done so in the form of a new Windows 10 application called Expressive Pixels that lets you get creative with emojis and LED displays.
The company explains this Microsoft Research project as:
“Microsoft Expressive Pixels provides rich authoring capabilities for users to make static images and animations that can be shared on LED displays and other digital devices such as a PC. It empowers people to create, express, connect, and share animated visualizations in their own unique way.”
Watch it in action in this clip:
This is a whole platform that gives developers access to tool they need to create display animation on these types of devices.
Redmond has put together an online Community Gallery for learning tips and tricks to create animated visualizations in this way. And if you have some feedback to share on the new Microsoft Expressive Pixels platform, then you can provide your input on the Microsoft Community Forum.
At the same time, the company has highlighted the availability of MakeCode integration, which is the company’s learning platform for programmers.
This release provides additional entry points into programming devices for this framework that lets them create interactive and engaging programming experiences for new developers. In other words, there is a lot to like here.
Check this all out if you’re into these sorts of things.