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 […]

Document your BlinkM/MaxM/MinM project, get a free MinM

We want to know what you (or anyone you know) has done with BlinkMs, MinMs or MaxMs! Send us documentation of your working BlinkM project and we will send you a MinM (which normally sells for $13-20). The first 50 people who send in a description that meets the requirements below will get a free […]

Open Source BlinkM/LinkM Code on Google Code

We’re continuously developing small pieces of code to do interesting things with BlinkMs, and we decided to put much of this on Google Code, Google’s Open Source code repository. You can find BlinkM example code, all the code for our TweetM Wifi Twitter client, and the experimental code for FreeM, our infrared BlinkM controller here: […]

FreeM, an infrared BlinkM controller

Since we first announced BlinkMs, people have asked us how to control them wirelessly. It’s relatively straightforward to make something that controls a BlinkM wirelessly. There are plenty of technologies to choose from–Bluetooth, Zigbee, Z-wave, Wifi, etc.–and we experimented with most of them, but none of them combined the core qualities that we wanted: low-power […]

BlinkM Hello, Video Guides, Example Code

[originally published on 25 Jan 2008 on todbot blog] This is a BlinkM: BlinkMs are “smart LEDs”, a type of smart interface component. A BlinkM consists of an ultrabirght RGB LED backed with a microcontroller with built-in knowledge about 24-bit color spaces, color fading, and color pattern generation. All in a package 0.6” wide. You […]