THINGM NEWSLETTER, APRIL 30, 2011

ThingM Newsletter April 2011

 

 

CONTENTS

WireM

Chrysalis Enterprise

New Distributors

Metal Portal 2 Weighted Companion Cube with BlinkM

Maker Faire

Meet our Summer Intern

BabyM

Submit ThingM Projects

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WIREM

 

Please welcome the newest product to join our ThingM product line – the long awaited WireM! WireM is a connector kit for the BlinkM family of Smart LED products. It contains all parts needed to make multi-BlinkM strands controlled by LinkM or Arduino. No soldering is required, just put connectors in, plug into your BlinkM controller, and go! For more information on WireMs, see:

 

wirem.thingm.com

 

 

 

 

CHRYSALIS ENTERPRISE

 

We had some extra hands help us prepare and assemble our new batch of WireMs. Our friends from Chrysalis Enterprise, a local organization that creates transitional jobs for individuals who have the most difficulty finding them, helped us count, package, and organize our new inventory. We had a wonderful and productive day with our two helpers, to learn more please visit their website at:

 

www.changelives.org

 

 

 

 

NEW DISTRIBUTORS

 

We worked with Seeed Studio to create a carrier board that lets you connect any BlinkM product to their Grove hardware sketching/rapid prototyping system. Seeed is also our newest distributor, delivering BlinkMs locally in China and all over the world.

 

 

 

www.seeedstudio.com

 

 

Inventables, the innovator’s hardware store who sells interesting and fun materials has just added ThingM products to it’s store. Please check them out at the link below!

 

 

www.inventables.com

 

 

 

METAL PORTAL 2 WEIGHTED COMPANION CUBE WITH BLINKM

 

Jamie Nasiatka used his CNC Mill to create an aluminum Weighted Companion Cube from the much beloved Portal 2 video game. It’s made from a solid chunk of aluminum and features a BlinkM MinM that pulses color from a custom light script.

 

blog.thingm.com/2011/04/metal-portal-2-weighted-companion-cube-with-blinkm/

 

 

 

 

MAKER FAIRE

 

ThingM will have another display booth at the annual 2011 Maker Faire. We will be located in the Maker Shed – please come on by, say hello, and take a look at our new products and see fun demo projects using our stuff! The event is always a fun time and is a crazy combination of technology, art, and science. For more event information please click below.

 

makerfaire.com

 

 

MEET OUR NEW DESIGN INTERN

 

ThingM is also proud to introduce our newest team member, Abraham, who will be our summer design intern. A current Art Center student majoring in Industrial Design, he will be working with us to create concepts for new consumer products. Stay tuned!

 

 

BABYM

 

We’re very excited to announce that Mike Kuniavsky, one of the founders of ThingM, became a first-time father with his wife, Elizabeth Goodman, a doctoral candidate at UC Berkeley. Their son, Enki Alexander, was born April 16th in San Francisco. Everyone is happy, healthy, and somewhat sleep-deprived.

 

 

 

SUBMIT THINGM PROJECTS

 

Do you have any amazing ThingM projects that you would like to share? We’re currently looking for new ThingM projects to post to our blog. If you have photos, a project description that talks about your experience with our products, video, or any other material you would like to share, please email us. We look forward to seeing some amazing projects!

 

kimkarlsrud@thingm.com

Posted in April 2011