CtrlM is an infrared transmitter that converts BlinkM commands sent over I2C through a LinkM
or Arduino into infrared commands that are converted back to the original commands by FreeMs
When used together, the two create an invisible, low-power method to control BlinkMs
(or any I2C device), and can be easily modified for much greater range!
CtrlM is an infrared transmitter that works with FreeMs
to wirelessly program and control BlinkMs from long distances. It converts BlinkM commands sent over I2C through a LinkM
or Arduino into infrared commands that are converted back to the original commands by FreeMs, eliminating the need for conductive cabling.
Its ultra bright, narrow beam infrared LED allows FreeMs
to be controlled 45 feet (14 m) away, but can be easily modified to accommodate an external power supply for much greater range, while minimizing interference with other infrared devices.
Wireless I2C controller for all BlinkM products up to 45 feet (14m) away.
Supports all BlinkM I2C commands.
When used with FreeM, CtrlM acts as one end of “virtual wire” connecting a LinkM USB adapter or Arduino to BlinkMs mounted in locations where data cabling is impossible or undesirable.
20-degree broadcast angle
16ft (5m) diameter projection at 45ft (14m).
One CtrlM can control any number of FreeMs, which can each control an arbitrary number of BlinkM devices.
Can be reprogrammed to communicate arbitrary infrared protocols.
Runs TVBGone firmware [LINK] without modification
This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 29 January, 2011.