Pixie Push-Button System

The Pixie Push-Button system is a simple and quick way to use a laptop or other mobile device in the classroom. By connecting a mobile device to the Pixie system, instructors can project an image on to the pull-down screen at the front of the room and play audio through classroom speakers. The Pixie system contains two wall mounted boxes at the front of the room. The first Pixie panel contains push-buttons with which users can turn the projector on and off, chose what type of device is being used, and raise or lower the volume. The second box consists of VGA and RCA input ports, which allow users to connect VGA capable laptops, phones, and tablets, as well as video devices like DVD players and VCRs.

Features

Available in All Pixie Push-Button Rooms
  • VGA connection and cable for projecting laptops, phones, or tablets
  • RCA inputs for connecting video devices, such as VCRs and camcorders
Available in Some Pixie Push-Button Rooms
  • DVD player
  • VCR
  • HDMI input for connecting Blu-ray players and HDMI capable laptops, phones, and tablets

Select a classroom below for a list of additional features available

Additional Equipment Available By Request
  • Air mouse, for use with personal laptop
  • 35mm slide projector
  • Blu-ray or international Blu-ray player
  • CatchBox throwable microphone
  • CD player
  • Document camera capable of projecting:
    • books, documents, and other objects
    • transparencies
  • Hand-held microphone and speaker
  • Hand-held trackball mouse, for use with personal laptop
  • HDMI to VGA converter, used to connect HDMI portable devices to systems that only have VGA connections
  • iClicker base
  • Microphone stand
  • VCR or international VCR
  • Wacom Bamboo Pad, for use with personal laptop
  • Webcam and tripod, for use with a personal laptop
  • Wired lavalier microphone and speaker
  • Wireless pen mouse, for use with personal laptop
  • Wireless presenter, used with a personal laptop to advance slides or control the mouse

Please fill out an Equipment Request Form to reserve this equipment.

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Classrooms

List of Classrooms Equipped with Pixie Push-Button Systems

The following rooms are equipped with a SP Push-Button System. For panoramic photos and detailed lists of classroom features and technology, please click on the classroom.

Graduate School Education: 025A, 025B