BlinkM, LilyPad, SparkFun

A SparkFun PCB, three BlinkM LEDs, three LilyPads and a PICAXE USB Programmer walk into a bar. The bartender looks up and asks, “What is this, a newspost?” The answer to that question would be YES! Chekkit oot:BlinkM Smart LED

Those are all pretty neat in their own way, but the BlinkM units deserve some special attention. They consist of three LEDs (RGB), that combine to make a wide array of colours. We’ve used them in a variety of projects so far (did see us at Maker Faire? We were using these guys in our lamp posts), and the results are absolutely fantastic. They’re so fantastic that we even made a quick little video for it:


Good news! We just got in a big ol’ shipment of Getting Started with Arduino, so not only is the book back online but all of our Arduino Bundles are now available! Huzzah!

And that does it for another week at Solarbotics. Remember, you filthy bilge rats: Tomorrow, September 19th, is Talk Like a Pirate Day, so don’t forget to let out your inner scurvy sea dog!