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BlinkM - The Smart LED


Have you wanted an LED that can fade from deep red to bright purple? Flash like a police light? Turn on with the subtle fade of an incandescent bulb? Flicker like a candle? That's BlinkM. We've attached an ultra bright wide-angle RGB LED to a microcontroller. Using BlinkM Sequencer, our software that fuses a color picker with a drum machine, you program BlinkM to be any color, and blink and fade in virtually any patternt. When you've programmed your BlinkM, you unplug it and pop it into your project. Apply 5 volts, and it does its thing, whether that's glowing your favorite pinkish purple, or pulse like an old neon light. -- ThingM

  • ultra bright - great for difuse lighting applications
  • 8000 mcd 140º full-color RGB LED with 24-bit color control
  • Specify colors by 24-bit RGB or HSB
  • Fade between colors with variable timing and fade speeds
  • Randomized color selection, with ranges and based on previous color
  • 18 built-in light scripts (sequences)
  • Create and save light scripts of up to 49 commands long
  • Stand-alone operation: No microcontroller needed for light script playback
  • Can plug directly into Arduino, no wiring or other components needed!
  • Two-wire (aka “I2C”) remote commanding
  • Up to 127 BlinkMs on a single two-wire network
  • Responds to “general call” broadcast for simultaneous commanding
  • Reconfigurable network address
  • Firmware upgradable
  • 5-volt standard TTL inputs
  • Low power consumption

  • No programming experience!
  • Arduino I/O board (not included, and you only need one to program any number of BlinkMs)

    Advanced requirements:
  • Any microcontroller (including BASIC Stamp, MAKE Controller, etc.) OSX, Windows, Linux
  • Solderless breadboard
  • Experience programming Arduino, or similar

    Software requirements:
  • OSX 10.3.9, Windows 2000, Linux
  • Java 1.5 or later (included with Windows installation)

    Support Links:
  • datasheet
  • Sequencer software and example code can be be found on Blinkm" manufacture's product page
  • Tod's BlinkM Cylon project.
  • Cable & connectors are now available in the Prototyping area of the store.

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    • Shipping Weight: 0.05lbs
    • 2 Units in Stock
    • Manufactured by: ThingM
    • Manufacturer Part #: BlinkM

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    This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 05 February, 2008.

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