Hidden Images

image of the hidden images exhibit

Use pixels to represent pictures and shapes.

How it Works

Create patterns and shapes using a board of colour-flipping tiles - a simple 'digital' display.

Things to Try or Ask Around the Exhibit

  • What shapes and pictures can you make?
  • How complex an image can you make with this board?
  • What if you had a larger one?

Background

These squares are examples of pixels, which are used to create images on digital displays.

Finding the Science in Your World

Pixels are used in many displays, from mobile phone and television screens, up to enormous digital cinema projectors.