MinM is a tiny smart LED that’s designed for wearable technologies, UAVs and handheld devices.
Like BlinkM, its larger sibling, it runs our unique firmware that creates virtually any RGB color, fades smoothly between two colors, and blinks in virtually any pattern. It can glow like a firefly or flicker like an antique indicator bulb. It’s a smart LED that lets you do all of that without having to know any electronics engineering or programming languages. 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 MinM (we also provide Java, C, and Processing libraries and programming examples for using it).
It’s also tiny and stealthy: less than 0.5″ on a side and less than 0.25″ high. Its open through-holes make it easy to sew onto garments or mount in unusual locations, and it has no protruding components, so it lies smooth and won’t snag.
Once programmed, the BlinkM MinM can be detached from its programming interface and work standalone. It will then glow the programmed color or play the programmed pattern whenever 5 volts is applied, just like a regular LED, but with much more flexibility. It can be reprogrammed thousands of times, or stay tethered and be controlled using simple software commands, changing colors in real time.
All for under $15.
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 network address
Comes packaged with an unsoldered 4-pin header that can be soldered in or friction fit for programming using standard 0.1″ headers, like a standard BlinkM or MaxM.
Integrated diffuser smoothly mixes colors from the individual LED dies.
Two 8-bit analog inputs
Conditional behavior based on analog input
Has a long duration pause command for up to 91 hours, so it’s appropriate for architectural or ambient display installations.
Acts as an I2C master and can control other BlinkMs, MaxMs and MinMs on the same I2C bus, eliminating the need for a secondary controller in certain circumstances.
6,000 mcd (millicandelas) of light intensity
120-degree viewing angle
3.6-5v operating voltage, 60mA max
Fade duration: 1/30 second to 91 hours
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