"blink(1) is a super status light: it packs three dimensions of information (color, brightness and pattern) into a single tiny package that fits into any USB port on nearly every device. It makes it incredibly easy to connect any data source in the cloud or on your computer to a full-color RGB LED so you can know what's happening without checking any windows, going to any websites or typing any commands." - Get a blink(1) at https://buy.thingm.com/
More technically, blink(1) is a Smart LED controller with built-in USB firmware. blink(1) has a huge range of support from the Linux kernel to Node.js.
The official repositories for blink(1) software are:
|Blink1Control2||Graphical app for Mac / Windows / Linux|
|blink1-tool||Command-line tools & C-library for all platforms|
|blink1-java||Java and Processing library|
|blink1-webhid||WebHID demos for blink(1)|
|blink1mk3||Hardware/firmware design for blink(1) mk3|
|blink1||Hardware/firmware design, misc docs & notes (this repo)|
See below for descriptions of each, including APIs for languages not mentioned.
This repo used to house all blink(1)-related code, but is now a clearinghouse and links to official and supported blink(1) repositories.
Blink1Control2 is an application for controlling and hooking events to blink(1). It is the primary user-level application for controlling blink(1). It is an event-based system for triggering blink(1) color patterns. Those events can be on your computer or on the Net.
Blink1Control2 can receive events from:
Blink1Control2 has its own repository. More information at: https://github.com/todbot/Blink1Control2
blink1-tool is a C-based command-line for script-writers, programmers and hackers. It lives in the repo: https://github.com/todbot/blink1-tool
Also see the wiki pages
blink(1) is open source hardware OSHW US000051
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'blink(1)' is a trademark of ThingM Corporation
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