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BlinkM MaxM + Atari Punk Console + ukulele = Atari Punk Ukulele.

Our buddy John Park is working on some really interesting ukulele mod using a BlinkM MaxM. It’s his Atari Punk Ukulele.

Adorable BlinkM cross-stich

Twitter user “Embroidered dog” made this adorable embroidered BlinkM. So great!

Happy Holidays from ThingM!

ThingM November Newsletter!

blink(1) NOVEMBER KICKSTARTER UPDATES November has continued to be an incredibly busy blink(1) month.  The most exciting news is – we’ve started shipping!  To  read about all of the highs and lows of our manufacturing and assembly process please read our full posts. To follow the blink(1) progress and updates please visit: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thingm/blink1-the-usb-rgb-led/posts To pre-order a blink(1): http://shop.thingm.com/blink1/ Questions: blink1@thingm.com THINGM BLOG We’ve shared some exciting new ThingM projects of the blog this month!  Including a incredible BlinkM architectural model (it uses over 650 BlinkMs!) created by our friends over at EOS Lightmedia – and a Star Trek glow pin. THINGM SEEDKITS End of semester reminder! For the last few years we’ve been offering students and institutions an opportunity to […]

Star Trek pin glows with BlinkM MinM

From twitter user gwygonik: twitter.com/gwygonik/status/262925582084481024/ “Wife needed light-up Star Trek (2009 era) comm badge for a costume. 3D printer, BlinkM MinM, and a battery = win. pic.twitter.com/0MSaQhX0″

Amazing 650 BlinkM MinM architectural model

Our friends at EOS Lightmedia have created an amazing dynamic architectural model using 650 BlinkM MinMs. Here’s a quick video of it in action: It’s driven by a bank of Ethernet Arduinos.

Seedkit Reminder!

End of the semester reminder! For the last few years we’ve been offering students and institutions an opportunity to experiment and play with ThingM products through our Seedkit program. This year we’ve changed it up a bit, in exchange for a greatly reduced price, all we ask is participants commit to documenting and sharing their process with us. We’ll hopefully inspire our ThingM community by sharing the best ideas on our blog and in our newsletters. This year we have two options, a whole schmogasborg of ThingM goodies called the Grab Bag, as well as a Wearables Kit specifically geared for soft goods. Wearable Kit: $60 for 10 MinMs and 2 LinkMs Grab Bag: $100 for 10 BlinkMs, 5 BlinkM […]

blink(1) Update: Final Production + Packaging

ThingM has good news!  We’ve received production quantities of both the electronics and the two parts of the enclosures.  This means assembly and final packaging is about to begin!  The full update reviews: Production electronics received Production enclosure parts received Retail boxes on their way Final assembly& packaging Be sure to get us your shipping addresses Team ThingM photo Click here to read in full: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thingm/blink1-the-usb-rgb-led/posts/344566?ref=email&show_token=5675dce8a700f2b5

Mike at Designers + Geeks

  Mike presenting “Product Development Ecosystems” at Designers + Geeks! Designers + Geeks is an open community for people interested in design, technology, innovation, art, and entrepreneurship. They currently get together in San Francisco and New York. Mike recently had a chance to share his New Product Development Ecosystem presentation.  For  a complete set of video/slides/transcript on Mike’s blog:  http://orangecone.com/archives/2012/10/the_new_product.html

ThingM November Newsletter!

blink(1) OCTOBER KICKSTARTER UPDATES October has been quite a month for blink(1)!  The ThingM team has been meticulously documenting the highs and lows of turning blink(1) into a reality.  This month we’ve made progress on developing the application design, electronics + casing manufacturing, as well as the packaging production.  We’ve hit a few unanticipated bumps in the road – including the Mooncake Festival which halted production for a week.  We are ending October on a high note with the arrival of our production samples for both the packaging and blink(1) itself.  They look great! To follow the blink(1) progress and updates please visit: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thingm/blink1-the-usb-rgb-led/posts To pre-order a blink(1): http://shop.thingm.com/blink1/ Questions: blink1@thingm.com THINGM BLOG We’ve been carefully documenting the progress of […]