Controller board only
BlinkM MaxM, is BlinkMs bigger, crazy sibling. It's an intensely-bright smart LED for prototyping that comes as a package of two components, a control module (MaxM Master) and a daughter board with three ultrabright LEDs (MaxM Blaster).
MaxM Master runs our unique firmware that creates virtually any RGB color, fades smoothly between two colors, and blinks in virtually any pattern. Like its smaller sibling, it requires almost no knowledge of electronics. Its powerful 1 amp MOSFET transistors can control the industry's most power-hungry LEDs, while its 12 volt power supply lets it be run from a wide variety of power sources, making it perfect for prototyping automotive applications and low-voltage track lighting systems.
Finally, it includes four analog input lines, which means that its behavior can be changed without requiring an external controller. We have expanded the BlinkM control language to make this powerful capability available without affecting backward compatibility. All existing BlinkM software should run on the MaxM without requiring any changes.
Features - All the Smart LED features of BlinkM,
including these great new features:
Three high-power 5-24VDC @ 2A PWM
outputs to drive large common-Anode LED
Four 8-bit analog inputs
New light script commands to act on inputs
for stand-alone dynamics
Built-in 5V voltage regulator and DC adapter
connector for stand-alone operation
Plus all the features of the standard BlinkM listed below:
ultra bright - great for difuse lighting applications
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
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
5-volt standard TTL inputs
No programming experience!
Arduino I/O board (not included, and you only need one to program any number of BlinkMs)
Any microcontroller (including BASIC Stamp, MAKE Controller, etc.)
OSX, Windows, Linux
Experience programming Arduino, or similar
OSX 10.3.9, Windows 2000, Linux
Java 1.5 or later (included with Windows installation)
Sequencer software and example code can be be found on Blinkm" manufacture's product page
Cable & connectors are now available in the Prototyping area of the store.
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 24 June, 2009.