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Pesky hardware hackers Wayne and Layne have created two new kits that are essentially classics with a major twist.

We’ve released two new kits, Blinky Grid and Blinky POV. Both are little LED kits that are reprogrammed by holding them up to our web page that blinks. Those blinks are picked up by light sensors on the board, reprogramming the chip. Blinky POV is 8 LEDs and is meant to be swung through the air.

See Adam of W&L demonstrate W&L’s new creations tonight on Make: Live!

John Baichtal

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net


  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3MWBKXQNGDRUXVA6ZO7D6JBMPM Engineer Zero

    This is a great idea and it may have a lot of application for hackers now that serial ports are being phased out in favor of USBs on a lot of computers.  I’m currently working on a project where I use an Arduino to interface between a computer and a toy that is only a third the cost of the Arduino.  But if could substitute light sensors for transistors in the interface control circuit, I can save my Arduino for other things.   

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3MWBKXQNGDRUXVA6ZO7D6JBMPM Engineer Zero

    This is a great idea and it may have a lot of application for hackers now that serial ports are being phased out in favor of USBs on a lot of computers.  I’m currently working on a project where I use an Arduino to interface between a computer and a toy that is only a third the cost of the Arduino.  But if could substitute light sensors for transistors in the interface control circuit, I can save my Arduino for other things.   

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3MWBKXQNGDRUXVA6ZO7D6JBMPM Engineer Zero

    This is a great idea and it may have a lot of application for hackers now that serial ports are being phased out in favor of USBs on a lot of computers.  I’m currently working on a project where I use an Arduino to interface between a computer and a toy that is only a third the cost of the Arduino.  But if could substitute light sensors for transistors in the interface control circuit, I can save my Arduino for other things.   

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3MWBKXQNGDRUXVA6ZO7D6JBMPM Engineer Zero

    This is a great idea and it may have a lot of application for hackers now that serial ports are being phased out in favor of USBs on a lot of computers.  I’m currently working on a project where I use an Arduino to interface between a computer and a toy that is only a third the cost of the Arduino.  But if could substitute light sensors for transistors in the interface control circuit, I can save my Arduino for other things.   

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3MWBKXQNGDRUXVA6ZO7D6JBMPM Engineer Zero

    This is a great idea and it may have a lot of application for hackers now that serial ports are being phased out in favor of USBs on a lot of computers.  I’m currently working on a project where I use an Arduino to interface between a computer and a toy that is only a third the cost of the Arduino.  But if could substitute light sensors for transistors in the interface control circuit, I can save my Arduino for other things.   

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3MWBKXQNGDRUXVA6ZO7D6JBMPM Engineer Zero

    This is a great idea and it may have a lot of application for hackers now that serial ports are being phased out in favor of USBs on a lot of computers.  I’m currently working on a project where I use an Arduino to interface between a computer and a toy that is only a third the cost of the Arduino.  But if could substitute light sensors for transistors in the interface control circuit, I can save my Arduino for other things.   

  • Anonymous

    excellent idea!

  • Anonymous

    excellent idea!

  • Anonymous

    excellent idea!

  • Anonymous

    excellent idea!

  • Anonymous

    excellent idea!

  • Anonymous

    excellent idea!

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

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  • joe

    These kits do not work!!! You’ll see…