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May 07, 2013 | Category: blinkm
Twitter user Yoshimune KITTA made two cool BlinkM hacks, complete with pictures and code. It’s really cool to see how small the code can be, thanks to powerful libraries. The first is a Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (BLE)-controlled BlinkM. Control BlinkM from your iPhone! The code gist: BLE Shield + BlinkM gist The second is an Xbee-controlled BlinkM. The code gist: XbeeBlinkM Thanks @epic_yoshimax!
April 26, 2013 | Category: blink1
ThingM will be at Maker Faire Bay Area again, come visit us! We’ll be showing off blink(1) USB LED notifier, the entire BlinkM Smart LED family, including the wearable BlinkM MinM and the powerful BlinkM MaxM. We’ll be demonstrating cool uses of BlinkMs as part of home lighting, art installations, and using them with Arduinos & Raspberry Pis. You can even make a BlinkM into a tiny Arduino by itself. Additionally, Mike will be giving a presentation on How Design will Reinvent Manufacturing and Tod ll be giving a presentation on how to turn an idea from Arduino sketch to a retail product, using blink(1) as an example. Maker Faires are a huge amount of fun, packed with exciting things [...]
April 22, 2013 | Category: blinkm
Thingiverse user GearsOfWow made this really neat 3d-printed LED ornament as a gift for his wife. It contains a BlinkM MinM with a CR123-sized 3V battery. The entire project is just 50mm square, and most of that is because of the battery. For more details about it, check out the Thingiverse page about it.
April 21, 2013 | Category: blink1
I’ve yet to put together a proper intro / getting started video for blink(1). Here’s a minor edit of our Kickstarter video that gives the rundown of the basic idea of blink(1) and how one would use it. To learn more about blink1, check out: http://blink1.thingm.com/. And here’s a 20-second short version of the same thing: One thing that’s pretty obvious in this video is we hadn’t settled on the final design yet, except that we wanted the light to come out the sides instead of on the top/bottom faces.
April 19, 2013 | Category: blinkm
Our buddy John Park is working on some really interesting ukulele mod using a BlinkM MaxM. It’s his Atari Punk Ukulele.
April 10, 2013 | Category: thingm
Mike gave a great talk at the recent IoT Meetup March 2013 Event: Mike Kuniavsky from SF IoT Meetup on Vimeo. Here’s a mention of his talk on GigaOm. And Mike was also recently interviewed for a piece in FT on US gadget manufacturing
March 26, 2013 | Category: thingm
ThingM co-founder Mike will be speaking at the SF IoT Meetup on 28 Mar 2013 at Runway Incubator. If you’re in the Bay Area, you should definitely check it out. Get tickets here. He’ll also be speaking at this insanely nerdy awesome thing called the “FlexTech Alliance for Displays & Flexible, Printed Electronics” on 17 April 2013 in San Jose. His topic is “Tiny, Connected and Worn: Rapid Manufacturing, Cloud Services and Wearable Devices”.