ThingM Project Feature: BlinkM in The MEAL Project BlinkM in The MEAL Project                           Creator: Corinna Sherman For the distracted diner who wants a subtle reminder to assess how full he or she is while eating, the MEAL dish is a weight-sensing dish that illuminates with colored light to give […]

ThingM Project Feature: Explosives Detonator Prop

Explosives Detonator Prop                           Created By: Chris Ellerby Recently we had the job of creating a explosives detonator prop, and once again, I just had to put a BlinkM in the project!    When the device is “armed” the screen displays a flashing  message and a 30 second looping countdown begins.  This triggers the BlinkM to start […]

ReflashBlinkM: Update your BlinkM’s firmware

All BlinkM-family devices can have their firmware updated. This makes them great for tiny development boards for ATtiny processors. ReflashBlinkM is an application that makes it easy to put back the original firmware or update a BlinkM to the latest firmware. Previously you needed an AVR ISP programmer like the AVRISPmkII or the USBtinyISP. Thanks […]

ThingM Project Feature: Seito Odoshi

Seito Odoshi                                                                                     Creator: Tokyo University of the Arts A fall workshop at the Tokyo University of the Arts. Twenty two students worked in groups to develop and prototype a project within a few days. Team 3 created Seito Odoshi (a students intimidator). The object is used to calculate how long students sleep. Using a […]

ThingM Project Feature: Burning Man Bike

BlinkM Burning Man Bike     Creator: Chris Ellerby For this amazing Burning Man bike project I took a Worksman trike and lined the frame with RGB LED light bars and wired them all to a single controller. The light bars can be easily set to display a single color, flashing color sequence, or slow fading color […]

BlinkM Project Feature: Ardupilot

BlinkM as an ArduPilot Mega Indicator Creator: Josh Villibrandt The ArduPilot Mega (APM) is an open-­‐source autopilot for RC aircraft that is currently under development. The APM package consists of a main computer board based off Arduino, a sensor board, and various other attachments to complete the whole system. In this APM project, it was […]

New BlinkMSequencer Features

ThingM’s Multitrack BlinkMSequencer has been updated to work with both LinkM and with Arduino running the BlinkMCommunicator sketch. Download: BlinkMSequencer2 for Mac OS X BlinkMSequencer2 for Windows BlinkMSequencer2 for Linux New Features and improvements include: LinkM and Arduino connectivity support Previously, you used the new Multitrack Sequencer if you had a LinkM and the older […]

Autumn Lantern with BlinkM

It’s getting a little chillier in Southern California, but as an East Coast transplant I miss watching leaves change color.  Using a BlinkM has been a great chance for me to bring fall color into my life in the form of a Lantern.  When using a regular, tea light based lantern the only way to […]

ThingM Newsletter for August 26, 2010

CONTENTS – Welcome Hot Solder UK! – New Data Sheet for BlinkM/MaxM/MinM – Did you know that BlinkMs takes sensor input with no microcontroller? – Sketching in Hardware 2010: a recap – Appearances – Unsubscribe WELCOME HOT SOLDER UK ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ We are pleased to announce our latest distributor: Hot Solder UK, based in the historic […]

Welcome Hot Solder, our newest UK distributor!

We are very pleased to announce that Hot Solder Electronics is the newest UK/EU distributor for ThingM products. Hot Solder are a full-featured electronics boutique. They sell a hand-selected range of breakout boards and development modules, basic components and tools. They even offer engineering, PCB layout and firmware development services. We are very happy  to […]