What is Pixel Hobby?
In the following paragraphs, we will show you the materials you will use and give you an idea how this craft works. Make sure you check out the video at the bottom of the page.
There are currently 312 different Pixel Colours. Pixels are soft 2mm plastic tiles with a matte finish. On each Pixel Square, there are 140 pixels. On the back of the pixel square in the centre you can see a number which corresponds to the pixel colour. You can also see the pixels have a small hole in the bottom of them. Pixels are removed from the pixel square individually and placed onto the Baseplates, which have moulded pegs which the pixels fit firmly onto.
The design sheets will tell you where to place each pixel.
The standard baseplate is 5”(12.7cm) by 4” (10.16cm). Each baseplate is made of clear plastic and has 2000 pegs onto which pixels fit snugly without the need for any adhesive. On the back of each baseplate, if you hold it up to the light you can just make out an arrow which you can use as a guide to ensure your design is always facing the right direction.
Design sheets will have either 2 or 4 rectangles on each page. During assembly, the see through baseplate is positioned over a design rectangle and then the symbols under it are read to determine which colours to use and where to place the pixels. A symbol key is shown next to each design rectangle. Each design rectangle will have only four colours to make it easier to locate the symbols, so each baseplate of a design will usually require several design rectangles.