Twitter user “Embroidered dog” made this adorable embroidered BlinkM. So great!
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″
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.
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 […]
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 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
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: email@example.com THINGM BLOG We’ve been carefully documenting the progress of […]
We discovered a great video posted by Anna Hegedus about how she used a BlinkM to upgrade an LED Victorian lamp she got as a pre-order deal for the (very awesome) video game Dishonored. The original lamp had a boring blue LED, so she used a BlinkM to give it a much more realistic flame-like appearance. The video is also a great rundown of how a BlinkM works, how to set up an Arduino for BlinkM programming, and how to integrate a BlinkM into an existing product. Watch her video here: