BlinkM MaxM is BlinkMs bigger, crazy sibling. It’s an intensely-bright smart LED that comes as a package of two components, a control module (MaxM Master) and a daughter board with three ultrabright LEDs (MaxM Blaster).
MaxM Master runs our unique firmware that creates virtually any RGB color, fades smoothly between two colors, and blinks in virtually any pattern (it can flash like a police light, for example, or flicker like a candle). Like its smaller sibling, it lets you do all of that without having to know any electronics engineering or programming. BlinkM Sequencer–our free Open Source sequencing software runs on most operating systems–makes it easy to select any RGB color or pattern and instantly upload it to BlinkM MaxM (we also provide Java, C, and Processing libraries and programming examples for using it).
BlinkM MaxM’s powerful 3 amp MOSFET transistors can drive power-hungry ultrabright LEDs, or large numbers of LEDs simultaneously (such as found in LED strips). Its 5-24 volt power supply allows it to be run from a wide variety of common power sources, making it perfect for prototyping automotive applications and low-voltage track lighting systems.
MaxM Blaster’s trio of LEDs is 50 times as bright as a standard BlinkM and more than 1000 times as bright as a standard LED. They’re so intensely bright they kind of freak us out (and should absolutely not be looked at directly, under any circumstances!).
Finally, it includes four 8-bit analog input lines, which means that its behavior can be changed without requiring an external controller. All existing BlinkM software should run on the MaxM without requiring any changes.
All for about $25.
Full-color RGB LED w/ 24-bit color control
Can plug directly into Arduino or LinkM, no wiring or other components needed!
Specify colors using 24-bit RGB or HSB
Fade between colors with variable timing and fade speeds
Randomized color selection, with ranges and based on previous color
18 built-in light scripts (sequences)
Create and save light scripts of up to 49 commands long
Stand-alone operation: No microcontroller needed for light script playback
Up to 127 BlinkM channels on a single two-wire network
Low power consumption
Controllable with any microcontroller (BASIC Stamp, MAKE Controller, etc.)
Reconfigurable I2C network address
Four 8-bit analog inputs
Conditional behavior based on analog input
445,000 mcd (millicandelas) of light intensity
30-degree viewing angle
5v-12v operating voltage, 2A max
17g weight (Master and Blaster together), 8g (Master only)
Two-wire (aka “I2C”) control
5-volt standard TTL inputs
4-pin 0.1″ spacing BlinkM I2C connector
Questions? Please contact us.
BlinkM Datasheet (2MB PDF)
Light script app