THINGM NEWSLETTER, FEBRUARY 7, 2008

CONTENTS

 

– BlinkMs nearly sold out

– BlinkM hacks

– Appearances

– Unsubscribe

 

ANNOUNCEMENT: BLINKM NEARLY SOLD OUT

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We’re kinda shocked, but the 500 BlinkMs we gave to Sparkfun to sell two weeks ago are nearly sold out. We’re sending them the remainder of our stock, but at this rate it looks like we’ll be out before we can have more manufactured (since there’s 6 week lead time on getting them made and shipped). Get them while they’re hot!

 

www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php

 

BLINKM HACKS

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We’re also surprised at how quickly people made really terrific stuff with BlinkMs. Do you folks sleep?

 

Seemingly mere minutes after getting a BlinkM, Ben Bleything was using a Wiimote nunchuck to control its color:

blog.bleything.net/2008/2/1/wiimote-and-blinkm-are-love

 

Limor Fried (ladyada) did TWO hacks, one that simulates heartbeat and the other a temperature sensor:

www.ladyada.net/rant/2008/02/valenthrowiem-tempm/

 

Julian Bleeker incorporated two BlinkMs into his beautiful digital worry bead:

www.nearfuturelaboratory.com/2008/01/31/komboloi-an-anti-anxiety-device/

www.nearfuturelaboratory.com/2008/02/06/variations/

 

Finally, James Home used several BlinkMs to modify Shepard Fairey’s Barak Obama poster to get out the vote in San Francisco.

www.boingboing.net/2008/02/06/homemade-obama-hope.html

 

Thank you!

 

If you’ve done a cool project with a BlinkM, send us a note with a link. We’re planning to put together a gallery of these projects on thingm.com soon.

 

APPEARANCES

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I will be speaking at BayCHI’s February 12 meeting at the home of ubiquitous computing, Xerox PARC (now just PARC) in Palo Alto, CA. The presentation will be focused on the process that ThingM uses to design ubiquitous computing user experiences and the ideas behind our methods (though possibly not the madness behind them ;-). The talk is free and open to the public.

 

More information can be found here:

www.baychi.org/program/

 

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Posted in February 2008