THINGM NEWSLETTER, JANUARY 25, 2008

CONTENTS

– Announcement: BlinkM on sale
– Tod’s advanced BlinkM techniques
– Mike’s CHIFOO presentation notes

ANNOUNCEMENT: BLINKM FOR SALE ON SPARKFUN
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We’re pleased to announce that BlinkM, our smart LED product, is available for sale for $12.95 from Sparkfun Electronics.

www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php

We’ve made a Quick Start Guide, an extensive data sheet/manual, examples, open source software and all kinds of extras available on our site.

thingm.com/products/blinkm/quick-start-guide.html

Wow, this thing is awesome!”- Dave Mellis, an Arduino project founder (and BlinkM beta tester)

TOD’S ADVANCED BLINKM TECHNIQUES
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++You don’t need to know any programming or electronics to use BlinkMs, but for those who want to dive right in to more advanced use of BlinkM, Tod has put up an example video and example code for how to control a BlinkM with your own software.http://todbot.com/blog/2008/01/25/blinkm-hello-video-guides-example-code/MIKE’S

CHIFOO PRESENTATION NOTES
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CHIFOO, the Portland-area computer human interaction interest group, invited me to present at their January gathering as part of their “From Ideation to Innovation” lecture series (which looks to have some great speakers throughout the year; if you’re anywhere near there, you should check it out: www.chifoo.org). I spoke about the process that ThingM uses to design ubiquitous computing user experiences, starting from broad, abstract ideas, and going through to specific techniques. It’s essentially a compilation of our thinking from the last year in a single lecture.The full text of the presentation is available as a PDF

from:http://www.orangecone.com/archives/2008/01/sketching_smart.html

Posted in January 2008