Today we welcome the BlinkM programmable RGB LED into the Maker Shed!
Have you wanted an LED that can fade from deep red to bright purple? Flash like a police light? Turn on with the subtle fade of an incandescent bulb? Flicker like a candle? That’s BlinkM.
We’ve attached an ultra bright wide-angle RGB LED to a microcontroller. Using BlinkM Sequencer, our software that fuses a color picker with a drum machine, you program BlinkM to be any color, and blink and fade in virtually any pattern.
When you’ve programmed your BlinkM, you unplug it and pop it into your project. Apply 5 volts, and it does its thing, whether that’s glowing your favorite pinkish purple, or pulse like an old neon light. All for under $15.
Color coordinate indicators to your panel design, display sensor readings as light, create color shift sequences up to 2 minutes long – many potential applications come to mind. These little guys connect to Arduino with ease, the demo sketches alone are great entertainment. Oh, and they’re really bright! – BlinkM-Smart LED